The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”… (Matt 7:27).
Life is full of earth-shattering moments, isn’t it? Moments and seasons of deep humbling and catastrophic change. A parent who loses a child. A spouse whose addictions ruin one relationship after another. A job change. A marriage lost. A teen who becomes pregnant.
With every life-altering moment comes an opportunity for growth and change. Without that opportunity, we’d be left to wallow in our shattered moments, but thankfully, even in the darkest of seasons, there is always hope.
What I have learned in these moments is that where I find myself is really not the issue. Sometimes life throws us in unexpected places. It’s who I find myself with that matters. If I am standing with God on the foundation of Christ, who is my life, then no matter where life takes me, I can stand tall with hope. Knowing that God will be writing something beautiful with my story as I place my hope in Him.
So, if your life keeps becoming shattered and you feel less and less whole and more and more broken you may not be allowing God to build your life on HIs firm foundation. Truly, He is a mighty healer. As we place our faith in Him, He grows us into something brand new, so that the world might see Christ being build up in us.
Lord, thank you for your loving grace. Truly, it is more than enough. It changes us. Be our sustaining grace now as we live our lives fully and completely surrendered to you, in Jesus name, Amen.