Trust is an invisible truth that is cultivated in private, but manifests in public when a battle ensues. Everyone has developed trust in something or someone. Most do not know what they trust in until the wind begins to blow.
As a small child my mom would read us the story of the three little pigs. Each pig built a house to protect them from the “big bad wolf”. Until that wolf came and huffed and puffed they thought they were safe in what they had trusted in. But one blow of the wolf’s breath and their houses of straw and sticks fell. But one pig built with bricks so when the wolf blew his attack against that house it remained and provided shelter for the other two pigs.
This children’s story was not just a cute story it was a life lesson we are to learn. King David said it this way, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm” (Psalm 20:7-8). Jesus picked up what David said and expressed it like this, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash” (Matthew 7:24-27).
The other day the Lord said to me, “The storm is upon us, we are just waiting for it to rain.” What we have established trust in is about to be revealed not to shame, but to provide a way of escape from an unstable structure. When the wind blows if your house crashes, don’t fear draw near for a mighty fortress is our God and He is a house that cannot be shaken.