Difficult Times Are On The Horizon – We Must Have A Sure Foundation
In these difficult times, we may wonder if even the foundation of our society will remain in place. As the winds of increased lawlessness and uncertainty blow across our whole land; What are we to do? We hear the news and see things seemingly getting worse by the day. The things that are happening in our country are so foreign to us. We have been a nation blessed by God since our inception. What has happened to our country that the rule of law does not hold firm? Why are some willing to cast off our form of government and all the blessings that have been ours? The answer is that we have forgotten God. We have cast Him out of our public life and not brought up our children in the admonition of the Lord. What we see going on in our country and around the world lines up with what the Bible says things would be like just prior to His coming. What are we to do?
When the wind does blow, and there is a stronger wind coming, we will stand and not be swept away if our faith is in the Lord and His Word. In the following verse, the Lord likens the one who has placed his faith in the Lord and His Word to a man building a house on a sure foundation:
“He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock. (Luke 6:48)
If we walk in the knowledge and grace of the Lord we will make it through. The Bible clearly shows us that the Lord is with us, protects us, and will see us through the difficulties of this life. If we belong to the Lord, He watches over us.
“And when the flood arose, the streams beat vehemently upon the house, and could not shake it: for its foundation was upon a rock.”
That rock is Christ. If we have our faith in Christ and Him crucified, we can rest in the knowledge that we are on a sure foundation. The winds of end-time trouble may blow but we are secure in Him. The Lord’s Word says that leading up to His return, troubles will increase in frequency and severity. He has said that though the floodwaters come against our “house”, it will stand. This is a great promise in these troubled times.
“But he who hears, and does not (does not come in faith), is like a man without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:49)
We may have things that come against us in this life that are hard to deal with. If we don’t have a firm foundation then these life events can weaken, or even destroy us. Today, we not only have these to deal with, but we have a changing world around us that is hard for us to understand. The Lord, of course, knew this and warned us of its coming and provided a safe harbor for us. What happens if everything we know today, all that we have become accustomed to and count on changes overnight? We have seen our life change pretty dramatically this past year alone. Many are wondering if life will ever return to normal. Many are wondering what will happen next. These are uncertain times. The Lord wants us to know that He is our sure foundation – our place of rest.
“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
We need to prepare for whatever is coming, both in our personal lives and in these end times. The Lord came to defeat the powers of darkness and He was victorious at the cross. The church age is nearly over and the Lord will return to defeat the enemy and restore all things. Our sure foundation will keep us in these troubled times. We need only rest in the knowledge that the Lord knows all, has told us these times would come, and will keep us in the midst of any trouble we may face in the coming days. He is our sure foundation as we await the day of His return ….. and what a day that will be!
What A Day That Will Be
There’ll be no more sorrow there, no more burdens to bear, no more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there. And forever I will be, with the One Who died for me. What a day, glorious day that will be.
Composed by James Vaughn Hill
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