It has been a rather busy week for me. After nearly four years of dialogue, we are finally starting repairs on sink-hole issues with our home – hooray! This journey has been quite challenging. As you may know, we reside in Central Florida and Florida is known for its sink-hole issues due to the sand and soil. The lack of a solid foundation has caused damage to our floors, walls, and ceilings on both the exterior and interior of our home. The repairs consist of drilling down to a solid foundation to install steel pins to support our home – think of a very long and sturdy steel bracket. This process will stabilize our home and offer a support system for our home to rest on. As I reflect on this journey and observe the damage that has occurred to our home over the last four years, I am reminded that without God’s word to build a solid foundation, our faith would crack at the weight of daily pressures or stress causing damage to many areas of our life. However, it is His word that we can rest upon and lay our cares upon. Matthew 7:24-27 tells us,
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.”
When you are carrying burdens and you begin to feel the weight of those burdens, give them to God. Allow Him to reinforce your thoughts, your family, your marriage or your home. Wherever the reinforcement is needed, allow God to support and strengthen you as I have done with this journey. We still have quite a bit of repairs to complete but I rest assured knowing that the stabilization has strengthened the foundation of our home just as God’s word continues to strengthen my faith and resolve.
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