It came as quite a shock. I rode my bike back and forth to elementary school each day. When I would come home, as I was putting my bicycle away, I liked to bounce the front tire off the garage wall. It was fun to do that with a bit of speed, giving me a nice satisfying jolt.
One day, however, I hit the wall with a bit too much speed. To my dismay, the sheetrock gave way, leaving a jagged hole in the wall. I had broken the wall.
As an adult, that's not that big of a surprise. Sheetrock has a breaking point. But to a kid, that was a shocking discovery. Walls were solid. Solid things didn't break. You could rely on walls and doors and counters to always support you.
My understanding of the world changed that day. I don't want to be too overdramatic, but it's true. I'm sure it wasn't the first such discovery nor was it the last, but it's one that stands out in my mind. Something that I thought I could depend on turned out to be more fragile than I thought.
So what are you depending on? What is solid in your world? Are you depending on yourself, on your own strength? On your health? On your ability to provide for your family?
Do you depend on the government? Is your confidence resting on military forces and police forces that protect you? Are you counting on politicians to look out for your every need?
What is solid in your world? Relationships? Money? Work? Almost all of us have learned that these things have a breaking point, like the sheetrock in our garage wall when I was a kid. Solid is relative.
Unless, of course, your life is built around God. God neither bends nor breaks. He doesn't change. He doesn't disappear. He doesn't fail.
Build your life on a solid foundation. Base your future on God and His promises. If you haven't done that, let me help you figure out how. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the discussion at HopeForLife.org.