“And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.” -Luke 8:13
Seeds resting on a rock will blow away with the first breeze that blows.
How do we know if we are on a rock or firmly planted? We have to face some wind! When things don’t go our way, do we toss our faith because things don’t seem good to us anymore? Temptation, loss, fear, and unmet expectations are a few forms of “wind” we may feel creeping up on us.
Do we trust that we serve a God who does everything for our benefit and for His glory?
LORD, thank you for your goodness. When everything in my life seems to fall apart, help me to stand firm on Your promises. God, what am I not believing about You right now that is making me feel like giving up? Remind me of who You are so that I would be as unshakeable as a Redwood in the forest.