Peace: Construction Dust

peace and construction dust

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. —Psalm 127:1 NASB

Have you ever been involved in the construction of a home or a major remodel? Was it true for you that it came out double the estimated time and triple the financial cost?

So many issues — ranging from unforeseen foundation or mold problems to back ordered appliances to delayed subcontractors or inspectors — can hold up project like this. That fact makes a good foreman or general contractor worth his weight in gold. A good foreman knows how to keep the work on track. He also knows when an obstacle is a critical matter or a normal bump in the road.

Construction of a God-focused home and family can also be more challenging than we anticipate. But our Lord is willing and able to help with any and all structural issues we may encounter, and He is an expert at setting a firm foundation. He knows how to get things moving and keep the work on track. He also can identify and address critical matters. When the construction dust becomes overwhelming and the structure doesn’t seem to be matching the plans, we can always call on our Lord.

God, I am grateful You for Your expertise and 24/7 availability. What peace comes with knowing You are only a prayer away. Amen.

Excerpted with permission from 365 Devotions for Peace, copyright Zondervan.

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Your Turn

How is the construction on your home and family going? Is it a little dusty? Noisy? Time-consuming? Expensive? What changes do you see developing in your relationships? It’s not complete yet, but maybe you can see it taking shape. What have you learned about God and about yourself as He builds your house and your heart? Come share with us on our blog! We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

Cheri Cowell

Cheri Cowell, an author, speaker, and sidewalk theologian, is the author of several books including the Bible study Parables and Word Pictures. A graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, she shares her passion to help others apply biblical principles to the sidewalk issues of life. Through her nonprofit organization, Living Parables, she is able to put this faith into practice by offering micro-loans to faith organizations filling unmet charitable needs in their communities.

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