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. 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. 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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. - Matthew 7:24-27
You have put your finger on the big missing link in all of our lives. We think that hearing is as good as trusting enough to do what is heard. Your picture of life is so accurate. It's like there are rainstorms rumbling out of control crashing into our lives and washing the dirt right out from under our souls. Problems in this world are destined to come our way. No one is immune. No amount of money or human planning can stop them from invading and robbing us of our temporal dreams. If we don't build our lives on your words, (both the principles and the promises), our lives will crumble when difficulties come. We will make bad choices, have bad reactions and do things to make matters worse. So, please, please, please help us build our lives on your pure words about love, faith, hope and life. We want to be standing tall with you when the winds of trouble blast against our hearts.
Pastor Don Patterson
Jesus and his words are he best storm shelter we could ever possibly find.