When I was a kid, my sister, one of our dear friends, and I were exploring the woods near our friend’s home. We came across a patch of green moss we all thought had overgrown, covering the solid earth beneath it. Together, the three of us stepped onto the moss and instantly sunk into a swamp. Needless to say, we walked home that day wet, dirty, and dreading the unforeseen consequences. To this day, that experience is still etched in my mind. The mossy patch looked so solid but wow, did it surprise us!
I think we’ve all experienced surprise and disappointment at times because of a “solid foundation” falling through. Daily, the world bombards us with messages trying to convince us of what foundations we should stand on. None follow through on the promise of security and peace we so desperately seek. During crises, those foundations start to feel shaky and unsure. I think it is times like these where God graciously allows us to recognize some of the worldly foundations we have been standing on. We then have a choice: to repent and rebuild or remain and wait.
A moment to reflect:
-When was the last time you felt some shifting or instability in one of your foundations?
How did you respond?
What were some of the emotions you were feeling?
How did you see God engaging with you in the midst of this time?
How did you respond to Him?
What has your growth looked like since then?
Continue on with us this week for this three part blog, as we visit Jesus to see what He has to say about the importance of our foundation.
-By Nancy Martin; an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis
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