Strong Foundation

Skyscrapers are the world’s tallest buildings. A skyscraper needs careful planning before it can be built. The foundations of a skyscraper are a few stories deep. When the foundation is dug out it often reaches into solid rock. When built on this, the enormous weight of the of steel and concrete beams will spread evenly and hold the superstructure securely.

Strong Foundation

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

Joseph was in prison for several years and it could have been a very challenging period of his life. Nevertheless, he knew that he was in the perfect will of God. This knowledge helped him to endure the challenges and difficulties in his life and also made him depend on the Lord. This was possible for Joseph because from his small age, his foundations were built on trusting the Lord.

We are sometimes thrown into prison situations through no fault of ours. Just as a building’s foundation is unseen to human eyes, we often do not see the reason for why we go through the struggles in our lives. This could be God’s plan for our lives and He may allow situations to melt and mould us. If we are not quick to be discouraged and are able to overcome fear and frustration by steadfastly looking to God through our prayer and supplication, the foundation under us will be strengthened.

On the other hand the cause of our trials could also be due to stepping out of God’s will. This requires us to come to the Father with repentance and seeking His guidance. In doing this, the faulty foundations are mended and strengthened.

A strong foundation allows us to withstand the storms of life, as we have learned by experience to seek Him and know for sure that our help will come from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Let our whole life be built on the solid rock of Christ Jesus. He has promised us to come to Him when we are tired and weary. No load of life’s problem is too heavy for Him to bear.

Dear Lord,
I thank You for this day. I want to be in the perfect will of You so that my foundation will be strong, and will be able to weather the storms of the day.

God Bless you,
Theo and Manju

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