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To the Rock that Is Higher than I

            From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Ps 61:2)

David sought safety in God’s presence during difficult times. “From the end of the earth,” when he was at his wits’ end and in despair, David longed to be guided to the rock that was higher than himself.

The word “rock” is often used metaphorically in the Bible to speak of God, of Jesus Christ. Trusting God to be our rock and salvation will change our view on life and the world.

When we suffer grievances, remember that the Lord is our defense, the rock of our refuge (Ps 94:22). He is righteous and upright. Vengeance belongs to Him. God would judge the wicked in His own time. By trusting God as our rock of refuge, we can find sweet rest in the promises of God. We are no longer held captive by resentment and grievance toward others when we are hurt.

If we trust and rest in God’s strength, nothing can shake us. This requires faith. With faith we will be of good cheer. Satan wants to deprive us of rest and peace from the Lord. Faith is to let go of the anxiety and take courage, to hide in the safety of the mighty arms of God.

            My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. (Ps 62:5-7)

David found rest in God. He praised God as his rock, salvation, and defense. God is our rock; He is the unchangeable defense for His people and a refuge in times of trouble. He is God of faithfulness. In times of trouble, we can find a safe harbor in Him, the Rock of Ages, so as not to be swept away by the torrents of grief and pain.

God has answers for every problem. In times of despair, let me fly to the rock that is higher than I.

            Questions for Reflection:

Do you have grievances in your heart? Have you brought them before God so you may be set free from hatred and hurt, and find solace and true peace?


Author: Sarah Lin