“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.”
Matthew 7:24-25 NLT
I’ve heard numerous expressions of fear over the years, like “Will God still protect me, even if I can't quote Psalm 91?” But wait! God’s Word is NOT a magic wand to make our problems disappear—God’s Word is Truth to make our faith grow. Unless we hide Truth in our hearts, fear will reign. Trust grows as our store of Truth grows!
I’m thankful Jesus purchased unlimited storage for my heart, because one download of Truth would have never generated enough faith for my storms! However, when the torrents of gossip rained down hard, His Truth showed ME how to change! When the floodwaters of fear threatened to overwhelm me, His Truth loved me to freedom! When the winds of adversity sent us packing, His Truth held me securely.
And besides that, God regularly orchestrated my daily reading to speak personal Truth at the time of personal crises. Here are a few...
The morning we landed in Africa - Psalm 139:9-10
While learning to speak Swahili - Isaiah 50:4 NIV
At the time Ron was surrounded by soldiers in Uganda - Psalm 27:3
While mourning over our kids in boarding school - Isaiah 45:11
When our teenager faced drug charges - Psalm 91:15
While weathering relational storms - 1 John 1:7-9
So, I KNOW—if you build YOUR life on TRUTH—
No matter how many storms YOU face…
YOU too will NOT collapse!