We went through a very dry season, but now it’s been raining for days! We may continue to receive rain for a while. At one point the rain was heavy, the wind was blowing, small tree branches were pelting against the house, and you could hear the thunder and see the lightning. I thought the windows were going to blow out! It’s funny that the next scripture in my Bible reading dealt with the same issue. I’m always amazed when I see pieces fall into place by the mighty hand of God. Do you ever feel like that, like a house in the middle of a storm? Everything coming at you at once? Sometimes people yell at you like thunder, lightning is striking all around you, with strong winds from others trying to shake you off your foundation, and then you get pelted with things flying. You’re still standing; maybe bruised and battered, but still standing because you’ve built upon the solid rock of Jesus. You will not be shaken or destroyed!
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25