Never Change Devotional - Day 4
“When the waters rise, I’ll lift my eyes to my salvation”
Introduction: Think about a time you remember a bad storm blowing in. It often happens quickly. The wind picks up. The atmosphere changes quickly. Dark clouds begin to cover the sky. Rains begins to pour. The roar of thunder and the crack of lightening send a moment of fear. Scripture often makes a connection between our lives and storms. It’s never a matter of if a storm will come. It’s a matter of when. How we respond in the midst of a storm tells us a lot about our relationship with God.
Scripture: Matthew 7.24-27
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. 25 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. 26 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
Devotional: You may be in the midst of a storm. God may have just delivered you from a storm. You may be anticipating a storm on the horizon. Scripture says, those who hear the Word, surrender their lives to God, and trust the Lord, will have a life built on a firm foundation. When—not if—when the storms come, the waters rise, and the wind blows, you will not be shaken. What is the firm foundation? The confidence and trust we have in God is rooted in the Word of God and our salvation. You are a child of God. Jesus paid it all for you. The moment you give your life to God, you stand on firm foundation. If life feels like shifting sand, and like the next storm will wreck you, remember that mercy is waiting for you. Love is waiting for you. Grace is waiting for you. Salvation can be your rock.
Take a few minutes to journal and pray. Thank God for his mercy. Thank God for his love. Thank God for his grace.