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The Storms of Life will Come

"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." Matthew 7:25. That pretty much describes the past few days of dealing with Hurricane Hermine. When the storm rolled in Thursday night it was all I could do to go to sleep. I kept hearing strange sounds beating against the house. Every time I looked out the window, all I could see were sheets of rain and trees swaying. My biggest fear was that I would hear the dreaded sound of a train! There were several tornado watches because of the storm. On the one hand, I took comfort in the fact that we have a solid concrete block house. It's sturdy and has stood the test of time. But on the other hand, I knew I shouldn't put my confidence in something that is not eternal. It's so tempting to look for security in the things that can vanish in an instant. Our jobs, our retirement or investments, our health, even our relationships. These things are only temporal. The one thing we can trust is the Lord our God. His word is eternal and so is He. The storms of life will come. If we want to weather them without being tossed around like a bouy, then we need to be grounded in truth. Watch my sermon "Anchored to Christ" on the Web player to learn more about how to build on this firm foundation.

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