So, part of my back story and being in a toxic relationship involved losing two apartments due to the actions and bad choices of the other person. In the past, as I would share that part of my testimony with others, I found myself saying with attitude (and probably with a roll of my eyes, sucking of my teeth, and a neck roll), “And I lost two apartments!” Meaning, my daughter and I were kicked out of them.
As I was studying last week, I came across Matthew 7:24-25 which reads:” 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.”
All this time, I was complaining about losing the apartments, yet the relationship was not built on a solid foundation. I love to see buildings and infrastructure built from the ground up because it is such a beautiful sight when complete. They take time, and there are usually all sorts of construction equipment and workers in place that all have a part to play in that beautiful process.
In hindsight, that loss had to happen to get me moving one foot closer to leaving that relationship, and I thank God for His grace and covering through both of those ordeals and His hand in that destruction. You see, my thoughts were fixed on the loss of “things” and not the source of the problem – The unstable foundation. Some things just have to happen for the next, for the better, for the best to occur. Though it might be painful and you might complain in the midst, TRUST that it’s working for the good (Romans 8:28). I don’t know if you’ve ever or are experiencing a similar situation where things seem to be crumbling and falling apart in your life. If so, I encourage you to examine your foundation and bring your concerns to God – The Solid Foundation.
I pray that you will recover from the situation. That you will be blessed in abundance, and what you will eventually receive far exceeds what you lost.
Love you, Be Blessed and stay encouraged!