by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Here in the Houston, Texas area the last week of August was a memorable one. It was the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey. That unprecedented catastrophic event which still has some unable to return to their homes which were flooded.
If you missed it, here’s one of the posts I wrote at that time.
For some around here, even the thought of a downpour brings back the fear and uncertainty they lived with during the deluge and rising waters of Harvey. PTSD for those who lost so much is a very real thing when the weather forecast calls for heavy rain.
We don’t need to go through something as terrible as a hurricane, however, to understand the importance of firmly grounding our lives on Christ the Solid Rock.
Everyday events can be enough to shake us. Clouds of uncertainty gather overhead. Winds of change toss us about. Waters of deep struggles rise and threaten to drown us.
Fears of every imaginable kind tug at us and throw us off balance.
As I write this, friends and family members face job uncertainty, the prospect of losing their home, severe health concerns for themselves and loved ones, cancer, heart surgery, betrayal, emotional stress and physical stress from demanding situations.
I’m sure you can add to this list. None of us is immune to the effects of living in a fallen world.
But the hope we cling to. The truth we remember. The anchor for our soul is the good news we are loved by a living God who spoke the world into being.
A God who controls the winds and the rains.
A God who allowed his only son, Jesus, to take the curse of a fallen world from us and placed our feet on the Solid Rock, so when the waters of uncertainty and lose threaten to pull us under, our feet will stand firm on him.
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But the solid foundation that God has laid cannot be shaken; and on it are written these words: “The Lord knows those who are his” and “Those who say that they belong to the Lord must turn away from wrongdoing.” (GNT)
I wish you well.
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