A young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When asked what uniquely qualified him for the job, he answered, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” Although this statement puzzled the farmer he saw something likable in the boy and hired him.
A few days later, the farmer and his wife were awakened in the night by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if everything was secure. The shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. An ample supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The farm implements had been placed in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn had been properly locked. The animals were safe in the barn. All was well.
It was then that the farmer grasped the meaning of the young man’s words, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” Because the farmhand had preformed his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke.
Spiritually speaking, can we sleep when the wind blows? Perhaps you recall the wise man who built his house on a rock “and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock” (Mat 7:25).
How can we withstand the storms that life throws our way? How can we hold up under the storms of death, sickness, financial distress, and various emotional struggles? How can we sleep when the wind blows?
Jesus said, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Mat. 7:24). The key to withstanding the storms of life is the study and application of God’s word.
How much time do you give to the study of God’s word? “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). Perhaps the storms of life are dealing you misery because you are not spending enough time in the word of God.
Can you sleep when the wind blows?
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