“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.” – Matthew 7:24
Katie had been happily married for almost two decades when her husband served her with divorce papers. It happened out of the blue for Katie who hadn’t seen any signs that her husband was unhappy in their marriage.
“I always thought we had a good relationship with strong communication.” Katie shook her head sadly. “But he set up an account on a dating website and met someone else.”
Overnight, Katie’s world changed. She went from being a middle class woman, staying home to raise her children to being a single mom working two jobs to keep the lights on. “The only thing that got me through those next few years was my faith.”
Life can shift at a moment’s notice. Maybe like Katie, your spouse decided to walk out on you and your kids. Maybe you were diagnosed with a devastating disease or suddenly became caretaker of a family member.
Whatever your situation is, make Jesus your firm foundation. Lean into Him and rely on His strength to carry you through this season of pain and uncertainty. Know that just as a mother tenderly bandages her toddler’s scraped knee, God is tenderly wrapping your aching heart and whispering words of comfort over you.
God, when life hurts, help me to turn to You. Be my strong foundation, the refuge where I can continually return. Wrap me in Your arms and hold onto me, I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.