The difference a word makes.

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. – Matthew 7:25 (NIV)

 

The word yet is often used as an adverb in the English language; perhaps best illustrated by the infamous inquiry we’ve all said and heard on many a road trip, “Are we there yet?” The word’s usage in this question indicates a high level of certainty. It’s not a matter of if the car will arrive at its destination, but rather a matter of when.

However, in Matthew 7:25, Jesus uses yet not as an adverb, but rather a conjunction to illustrate a different kind of certainty, one that often defies human understanding.

Just imagine this metaphorical house for a moment; the rain did not cease, the water rose and the wind battered the house. It should have succumbed to the elements, yet it did not fall. Why didn’t it fall when all rational perception would have us believe it’s not a matter of if the house would fall, but a matter of when? The answer lies in the foundation. The rock. The way. The truth. The life. Simply, Jesus.

Chances are, in some area of your life or someone you care about, the rain is coming down right now. The wind is beating, and you’re exhausted. You’re tired. You’re in pain. Your heart’s broken. The world’s conventional wisdom tells you it’s not going to get any better, maybe tempting you that it’s time to give into your storm. Remember, God used Jesus to overcome death. And today He’s working in you and through you, because He lives in you.

Now is the time to embrace your yet. Embrace it the way Jesus does, in a way that re-defines circumstances and sees conventional wisdom for all of its folly. Remind yourself of the power Jesus describes in Matthew 7:25 and embrace His way as your firm foundation, yet you will not fall.

 

 

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