Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. (Luke 6:46-49)
After my divorce I felt worthless, unworthy of God. I rarely prayed and was under His wrath, His process of letting one learn from mistakes. My heart was angry, and God allowed many frustrations into my life to overcome my anger because it is when we hit “rock bottom” that we ask God for help, just in case He’s listening. And He is.
When we hit that low, we’re close to drug or alcohol addiction, homelessness, or major depression. We don’t pray, “Father God,” we shout, “Lord, Lord,” and if we don’t open our Bibles or listen to God after we pray, we will break.
But when we build our lives listening to God and doing what He says, life is easier. Nothing can shake us because we have the power of the Holy Spirit. We are well built only when God is in us and we are overflowing with His love.
Father God, thank you for your grace, for loving me when I’m unlovable. Help me to build my life on your foundation so I can be a blessing to others and never have to yell, “Lord, Lord,” again. Amen