By: Lisa Tychsen

Luke 6:48

...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 it could not shake it, because it was well built.

A few years ago I was under significant pressure at work and in a serious situation where a supervisor did not like me and wanted me to leave. I needed to quickly figure out an “exit plan” and find another job. This had never happened before in my career and I was shaken and humbled. Although I was eligible to retire, I didn’t want to.

I met with a dear Christian friend, a mentor to me. She asked me how I was doing and what I was thinking. I said that as a single woman, this situation was extremely hard for me because I felt that my job and reputation were in jeopardy and that my job was my security. She quickly reminded me that God was my security and that he would always take care of me.

I prayed and reflected on this conversation for some time. What had I “built my house” on? At the time, it felt like sand because I wasn’t trusting the Lord. After further reflection, I realized what a great grace the Lord was granting me and how much he was taking care of me.

In many cases since, I have reminded friends who are going through job struggles that God is their security!

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: What have I “built my house” on?