31 March 2014
Many things that we do in life are based on a type of belief. We believe good manners and etiquette matters, so we express them in our interaction with other people. We believe living a certain way, eating a certain way, speaking a certain way, dressing a certain way or being with certain people will be good for us. Some believe in their work because they believe they are doing something useful or good – or at least that something good will come out of it eventually.
But when that belief is broken, what we had done can suddenly become utterly meaningless. No matter how sincere the belief, how hard we worked toward that belief or how long we held onto that belief, if it so happens that one day, it is shown to be false, then everything ever done and worked toward that belief is almost meaningless. We can feel completely disillusioned when our strongly held beliefs are shown to be misconceptions or wrong.
When i put my belief in Jesus, i am either going to be shown to be a fool, or shown to have made the best decision in my life. Only time will tell. But i know that if Jesus is real and Jesus is the cornerstone against which all my other beliefs are grounded, i am building my life upon a very solid and unshakable truth. One that will never disappoint. One that will never disillusion or count for nothing.
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.
Father Lord, may my decisions and beliefs be based upon the gospel and life of Jesus. May i build my life upon your words and take the assurance of your promises as my refuge in times of doubt.