Standing in the wind

RE Verse reading–Matthew 7:1-27 (day seven)  “And the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall” (vs 25)  I am more philosophical about problems these days.  Earlier in my life I was anxious and offended by every appearing crisis.  Now I know that storms come.  I know that God selected the path of pressure and pain for His son and for all who follow Him.  “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you. . .as though some strange thing were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12)  My prayer these days is for courage, for faithfulness.  I no longer expect every day to be sunny and calm.  I do expect  a foundation of strength that is more than a match for the challenges that come.  I expect His “grace to be sufficient”(2 Corinthians 12:9).  I expect peace and joy and resolve that will allow me to stand in the wind.  What a great gift!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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