What is your life’s foundation? It is easy to say we build our life upon God’s Word, but actually doing so is much different from simply saying it. In a time with unprecedented fear, anxiety, mistrust, doubt, confusion, and turmoil, we need to be different from the world. We need to root ourselves in God’s Word and have confidence that no matter what happens, He is still God!
When our life foundation is God’s Word, we won’t be shaken by the events and happenings of this world. In fact, God’s Word foretells of what is to come. If we are students of His Word, nothing that happens in the world should be a surprise to us. We will simply recognize the trends and happenings written about in His Word and gain a renewed confidence in Its truth.
If our foundation is the things and resources of this world – whether it be doctors, scientists, the news, man’s predictions, or whatever else – we will surely succumb to the fear everyone else is experiencing. It is our responsibility to make the Word of God our foundation. This is not a one-and-done situation. It will take intentionality, prayer, and God’s work in our hearts to fully embrace His Word as the truth – and nothing but the truth!
In conclusion, we are called to be different from the world. The world is currently experiencing turmoil, fear, and anxiety about what is to come. If we are truly rooted in the truth of God’s Word, the same things that are affecting the world will not waver us. The only question that remains is who do you trust? What will you make your foundation? Will you trust in the things, people, and predictions of the world, or will you put your trust in the Living Word of our Almighty God? The choice is yours and yours alone.
Dr. Derek Grier