Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
Listen to Jesus. When you are done listening, go do what he says. Then listen again. Repeat. That’s the Christian life. When trouble arises, keep it up anyway and the Christian life will outlast the trouble, even after death. That’s the Christian promise and hope.