Sunday, April 27, 2008

Getting Shaken

It's hard to post about things right now because how do you explain "there is a lot of stuff going on right now but it's really too personal to share with the entire world wide web and I don't even know how to start and everything is up in the air"?

I guess that's how.

Today we read Matthew 7:24-27. Here is the text so you don't have to look it up:

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. 25The 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. 26But 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. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

We were talking about how our foundation is Christ and what it's like when storms come. It reminded me of 1998-1999. In about 3 months' time, S changed jobs, I got pregnant, my mother-in-law passed away, and we moved. We literally were receiving flowers from the funeral home while our home was being shown by realtors. It was a crazy, horrible period of time filled with highs and lows. Those are the storms this passage is talking about. Our house was shaken. Hard. But nothing...NOTHING happened to our foundation. Christ stood as firm as ever and we were thankful we had chose Him to build our lives on.

We are getting shaken right now. It doesn't feel good. BUT we know, as in times past, that Christ stands firm. Unmovable.

He is our solid rock.


  1. Well here is a verse that has been given to me.

    "Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be light." Micah 7:8

    Sometimes it is hard to imagine I will rise again, but that is the hope we have with the Lord. He can do it.


  2. I will be praying for you my friend.


  3. Praying for you, my friend. Praying for you.

  4. You are in my prayers and I your faith is encouraging. Romans 8:28.

    I did a KIR today, BTW.

  5. My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame
    But wholly lean on Jesus' Name

    When darkness seems to hide His face
    I rest on His unchanging grace
    In every high and stormy gale
    My anchor holds within the veil

    His oath, His covenant, His blood
    Support me in the whelming flood
    When all around my soul gives way
    He then is all my Hope and Stay

    When He shall come with trumpet sound
    Oh may I then in Him be found
    Dressed in His righteousness alone
    Faultless to stand before the throne

    Oh Christ the solid Rock I stand
    All other ground is sinking sand
    All other ground is sinking sand.

    Your family is in my prayers. I have also been going through some very tough times lately and I understand the difficulties of sharing in a blog. Your faith as expressed in your blogs assures me that you are already in His arms and He will guide you through.

  6. I'll be praying for you, Brenda. I just got back in town and am playing catch up, so sorry if this comes late.

  7. Praying that this shaking draws you closer to God, closer to one another, and makes you persist in the gracious boldness of testimony of His goodness to you. Clinging to the same Rock.

  8. What elle said...KNOWING that yes, Friend, the shaking makes us cling. And that's how even the horribly unpleasant circumstances are made to work for our good.

    Praying for your strength, resolve and comfort in the face of whatever it is you face...

  9. This is why I love you guys! Blog friends (and real-life, but far away friends--Katherine) are the BEST!

    Thank you everyone.

  10. Yes, yes...amen! Hold on to Him!

  11. I thought I left a comment before, but I guess it ran away. I don't remember what I said, but I am here for ya and I know the Lord has you in His hand.

    No better place to be!


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