My Rock

Psalm 62:7 NIV “My salvation and my honor depend on God; for He is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

For over half a year, I have been sitting at my new area at work. I work at a big hospital in Indianapolis but my job is within a doctor’s office. I was able to move from a room that has no windows to what I like to call my “penthouse suite”. I have four big windows that overlook our parking lot and our cancer center. In front of the cancer center is a pond that has a fountain. I am three floors up so I get to see the geese and ducks enjoy their water oasis. I’m not going to lie, I love watching them swim. Most days, when it’s beautiful and sunny, I envy them.
Today as I was watching them while I was on hold with an insurance company, I envisioned their little webbed feet working hard to keep their bodies afloat. On the surface they look so calm and peaceful gliding through the shimmering ripples, but under the surface we do not see the struggle of their legs and feet working to keep them floating.

Are you like these ducks? On the surface, you put on a face of being calm, peaceful, and joyful; but below the water line you are struggling and giving life all you got. Are you hoping that one day your legs will catch up with your head? I’ve been there quite a bit. I have been below that water before and after I became a widow.

After your husband died did you have the sensation of drowning in life? Physically? Emotionally? And spiritually? Yeah me too!!!

After Kirk died, I felt the pounding of the grief waves, the hurricane force winds, and the water rising over my head. I had to find solid footing before the ocean of grief covered me and dragged me out to the vast nothingness of despair and anxiety. I had so many family and friends that were throwing me life jackets and trying to direct me back. I reached for them and they were able to help me maintain a float. But I knew there is only one Savior, one person that could sit me on that rock. His name is Jesus and He not only stood me on that rock…He is the Rock.

Psalm 71:3 NIV “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.”

Psalm 62:7 NIV “My salvation and my honor depend on God; for He is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

Psalm 89:26 NIV “He will call out to me, You are my Father, my God, the rock my Savior.”

Psalm 40:2 NIV “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He sat my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”

I can go on and on with the many Bible verses about God being our rock in times of trouble. In Matthew 7:25-27 NIV it says, “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words and do not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Jesus gave us this parable to show how when you put your faith and trust in Him and trouble enters your life, you are already set on a firm foundation. Now your house will rock, it will creak, and it will sway, but it will not crash; it will still be standing on that Rock, on Him.

Is your foundation on that glorious Rock? That Rock does not move and it WON’T be moved. It’s up to us to stand on that Rock!! Will you stand on it today? I sure pray that you do!!

Lord, I pray that every single one of us stand on that Rock, the One that You provided for us. I pray that we are able to withstand the gusts of this life because You are our Foundation!! Thank you Lord for Your sacrifice so that we have that foundation to stand upon. That Rock will never move or be shaken!! In Your Precious name I pray Amen!!