God knows what He’s doing.

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock” Matthew 7:24-25, NKJV.

There’s a new building being built down the road from my home. When the construction process began, the lot was cleared and a hole was dug deep in the earth. Then the exciting part of laying the foundation was completed. I knew right away the building would be tall by how deep and how strong the foundation was laid, and sure enough, there were several floors being added. Even though there have been major storms and mild flooding in the area, and though the building is not yet complete, the strong foundation is keeping the building intact, standing strong and firm.

My sister, God wants you to know that He knows what He’s doing. When He tells you to go deep, go deep. When He tells you to trust Him, trust Him. When He tells you to not worry about what everyone else is or isn’t doing in their spiritual walk, don’t worry. Sometimes people will go about their merry way, not praying, not fasting, and not spending time in the word of God, and it can look like everything is going well for them. It can seem like they are prospering without any sacrifice at all, any foundation building, character building, Holy Ghost pruning, stretching, or anything! God says to not envy sinners. Don’t get in your feelings when they prosper in their way. Only a life built on a solid foundation of obedience to the word of God will withstand the heavy storms that are sure to come. Only a marriage built on Christ will last. Any other foundation will not stand.

You keep letting God strengthen you in the areas where it matters most. Keep answering His call to steal away with Him in the middle of the night in prayer. Keep responding to Him when He draws you away from harmful influences and close to spending time with Him doing things that honor Him. Keep obeying Him when He calls you to turn away from eating or drinking for a while so you can lean into Him. I promise you, the author and finisher of your faith is building your life, strong and stable! He has great plans for you! You will have many levels of glory, and you will withstand any storm!

Prayer: Yes, Lord, my cry is for you to strengthen my foundation in you and build my life. Help me not envy sinners who have chosen to build without you. I want a firm foundation that can withstand anything that comes my way. I want my life to bring you glory. I give my all to you for you to build my life how you see fit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read Psalms 37:7; Matthew 7:21-27

9 thoughts on “God knows what He’s doing.”

  1. Thank you for the morning devotions Father God, in the name of Jesus, I cry out to you, show me your way in the will of God continue to teach me As I continue to wait patiently and follow your direction and guidance for my life and my future ahead, father God I love you in the mighty name of Jesus thank you for Jesus, made the love, overflow, press down, shake it together, covered in the blood of Jesus Amen πŸ™πŸΎ πŸ™ŒπŸΎβ™₯οΈπŸ™πŸΎ

  2. My eyes swelled with tears as I read this devotional. Hmmmmmm……thank you Holy Spirit for flowing through my sister to release this timely, encouraging and highly impactful word. Hmmmm….I am blessed beyond measure. May her cup overflow in 2024. May her anointing overflow. May she and her family expand in every good work of the ministry.

    This devotional has been saved to constantly reference in 2024. I am increasing my giving to $40 per month as the Lord has just increased me financially. In the past three years, this ministry has played a pivotal role of encouragement and inspiration in my life. It has been a pivotal tool that God has used in building me into the woman He has called me to be for His purpose. To God be the glory. I love you, my sister in Christ. I am thankful to our creator for your life and service to the work of His Kingdom. Thank you for giving our Creator and Father your, Yes.

  3. Amen I’m doing my best through it all and I won’t and shall not give up on the truth, that has kept me times get hard but I’ve looked back and seen how far God has brought me. May I never forget to give Him thanks in all things and continue to allow Him to build me up to do things to honor His name. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

  4. Good more most high God! I thank You for placing my feet on solid ground! Although I waver at times, You do not hold it against me! Instead, You just place my feet back on solid ground, and for that I am truly grateful!!! I love You God! I love You Jesus, I love You Holy Spirit! These things I pray in Your Son, my savior’s holy name, Jesus Christ, Amen! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  5. You have me thinking more deeply about this passage today, about that it’s an ongoing building of the foundation. Previously I would have said, “YES, I have a strong foundation.” Well, yes, a started with a great foundation and (I’m working on using “and” instead of “but”. That’s a while other story.)… and, now it’s my job to maintain it. Shoot. I really dislike maintenance! I live creating, starting something new. If we continue the analogy, as a homeowner, I can create a beautiful home. If I don’t take great care to maintain my home, it doesn’t take long for it to start looking shabby. Sigh. I don’t want a shanty faith foundation; I want a strong, beautiful faith foundation.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this passage! As always, the Word of God is a living thing. There are always new things to be learned from “the same old words.”

  6. Yes, we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. All things is working for our good. Thank you. Blessings, Shalom and Agape πŸ‘€πŸ™πŸ½β™₯οΈπŸ“–πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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