We forget we're tents.
So we attempt to build foundations in this wilderness called the world.
God forewarned us: When the Jews were in the wilderness, they built a tent for God. They weren't in the Promised Land yet.
Neither are we.
"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands" (2 Corinthians 5:1).
By faith we deal with the unexplained suffering, confusion, injustice, disappointment, and pain of "tent-life."
"By faith Abraham...made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents... For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God" (Hebrews 11:8-10).
Dear Christians, we're only tents ...we're not home yet. But the Promised Land, with its forever foundation and its freedom from pain and confusion is our destination.