Sunday, October 2, 2016

Helaman 5:12 -- On Weathering the Storms of Life

"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
Helaman 5:12

I like the phrase "it shall have no power over you" here.  It isn't a promise that storms won't come, or that Satan won't work to make us miserable.  They will, and he will.  But it *is* a promise that if we build our foundation on Christ, meaning dedicating ourselves to him, learning from him, getting to know him, and trusting him, that the devil's storms won't have any power over us to make us miserable.  We can look to God for help in those times, and be okay.  Like 1 Corinthians 4:8, we can be "troubled on every side, yet not distressed."

Today, let's remember, and build our foundation on the rock of Christ, so that Satan can have no power over us even in the midst of the storms of life.  If we put our trust in God and do his will, we cannot fall.

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