Survival

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers. 

So how has life been treating you lately?  Are you finding that life is easy to handle, or have you been faced with more than a few hurdles to negotiate? It seems that as we learn how to navigate one difficulty, another one arises.  Sometimes it seems like we’re getting beat up from both sides, just like this kid… (it’s okay to click on the link) https://youtu.be/l0D_95YAw8c
I hate to say it, but Jesus said it would be this way at times.  He said, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)So how do we tap into that “overcome” thing?  How can we be of “good cheer” when parts of life seem so scary?  How can we find the peace of God when everything around us seems unstable?Jesus told a story about two builders.  One fellow built his house on a rock while the other built his house on the sand.  Then came the storm.  We all go through storms. Only one builder survived.  The house built on the rock withstood the storm.  The person who builds their life by hearing and obeying God’s word is the one building on the rock (Matt. 7:24-27).  The Psalmist wrote, This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life (Psalm 119:50). Invest time today in something that will pay out dividends of stability and peace in your life.  Invest time in God’s word.

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