Oh the storms will come…

Foundations will rock in this life. I have witnessed some pretty life-altaring storms this year- friends and mentors going home to be with Jesus, cancer, pain, car accidents, all those storms we never see coming and those friendships we take for granted-just gone…in an instant. One phone call, one diagnosis, one split second decision can rock our worlds in ways we never imagined.

Honestly? I don’t know how the world can cope without Jesus…I know I can’t…

This weekend we talked about Foundations. I know I’ve talked about it before but its so fascinating to me how they work. I was watching Fixer Upper tonight and one of the houses they showed had cracks in its foundation that was going to cost $15,000+ to be fixed…do you think they chose that house? No. Because its foundation was unstable. They couldn’t count on it to hold steady in a storm. And it’s Texas, there will be storms.

And in life, there will be storms. I have met people in the past whose foundations crack and their houses fall when the storm hits. I’d like to think I will always stand firm but then look at Peter…so did he and he denied Jesus 3 times. The passage in Matthew 7 tells us to dig down deep to build a foundation. It doesn’t happen quickly. It takes preparation, prayer, fellowship, community, accountability, and patience. It takes hard work. We never know when the next storm may hit but we can prepare our foundation and make sure that it is secure and ready to weather the storms.

I am thankful for the people in my life who have prayed with me and for me during life’s storms- may I always be willing to share my umbrella, sing in the rain, and cling to my Savior in the midst of each storm.

For those of you within a storm, I’m praying with you and for you. For those of you who aren’t, prepare your foundation-build your house upon the rock so when the storm comes you will stand firm.

Keep Praying friends,

~ChelseaBelle

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