Everyone builds his life on something. Some people build their lives on career, some on money, some on relationship with another person, some on better days in the future… In the Bible Jesus is talking about two men who were building their houses on two different grounds and the one who built his house on a rock (which means hearing and doing what Jesus said) had his house standing firm after the floods. God is faithful and unchangable and it is us that mess up things. Friends, if we build our lives on Jesus Christ and follow Him wholeheartedly we will never fail. If we honestly seek God and remember that it is we that change and not Him we will never fail. May Gods grace be with you all.
P.S. 1st step for survival: Look Jesus in His eyes.