The Storms will Still Come


At first glance the parable of the wise and foolish builder seems so simple, so easy. I mean it’s just a nice story isn’t it, one we heard so many times in Sunday school,*  and one I think we like to keep just there, with the play-dough and felt tips:

If you know Jesus, your life we be good. If you don’t, it won’t; and when the storm comes your life will crumble around you.

The thing we forget though is that no matter where we build our house the storms will still come.

Jesus didn’t say build your house on the rock and I will create a special bubble which will surround your house. You will only ever see sunshine and rainbows- without the rain.

No, he said build your house on the rock and even though the storms come you will be protected.

It will still be a scary, even though you are in a secure house, you still hear the wind whistling through the gaps in the wall and the rain will still pounding above you. The windows might shake and a few tiles may fall of the roof. Even if you have to do some repairs after the storm you will still be safe.

We are not immune to storms, just because we are Christians. They will all ways come. Sometime they might batter us, sometimes it may feel like we can barely stand. But we will always be protected, and we will always come out of it the other side.

I think that sometimes we kid ourselves that we will still come out of the  storm okay without Jesus. Maybe we have been Christians for so long that we have forgotten what it is to not know Jesus: to live a life without him.

Maybe we have become so complacent in our faith that we have forgotten the Hell that Jesus has saved us from.

Maybe we think that it’s okay to just know about him. Maybe we think that we don’t really have to build our life on his law, especially the hard parts, that require just so much sacrifice. The thing is, knowing about Jesus isn’t the same as knowing him, as building our life on him.

Without him our life would be a mess. We would have no hope. When the hard times hit we would be in real trouble and ultimately our lives would be nothing but a pile of rubble.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matt 7:24-27)

*And sang the song many, many, MANY times! – The rains came DOWN and the floods came UP!


6 thoughts on “The Storms will Still Come

  1. Great post! It’s one that I needed to read.
    I’m in a fierce storm now. A storm of family relationships that have been strained over an inheritance left to be divided among siblings. I’m so glad that I have my heavenly Father as my solid rock foundation. Even though this storm is still raging, my Father has been holding me with His right hand, assuring me that I have an inheritance in heaven where moth and rust and thief cannot steal.
    Keep on writing the Good News!

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  2. Great article!

    I wouldn’t consider myself reading this to be a coincidence because I’m still recovering my thoughts from an intense dream that I had yesterday night. Dreamt of myself being in a solid building, it looked real strong in the dream. Suddenly three whirlwinds came about trying to crush over the building of which I’m standing in but it failed to and I survived the violent whirlwinds. Because I’m going through a hard time, I realised that it was simply God telling me “hey, you are positioned in my solid house, you will not be shaken and you will not be harmed by any schemes of destruction.”

    And this post just added substance through the Holy Spirit to what I was thinking about, thank you again for the post – you are a blessing! 🙂


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