Today From Psalms
My High Rock
All who pray seriously have in some way expressed what we read in Psalm 61:1. “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.”
The words or thoughts of our heart may have been phrased differently, but we want God to hear our cry and listen to our prayers.
We cry unto God because we feel “overwhelmed” by the issues of life. We may feel far away from God but we cry out to Him from the “end of the earth.”
Job 5:7 reminds us that “man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” The troubles we face are individually unique to each of us. What may seem to be great and overwhelming to one person is not to the other. What one person faces in life that is challenging, another person never experiences. For some people life seems to be one great trial followed by another. Others are faced with trials only occasionally.
The wonderful truth in all this is; we can all cry unto God and know that He will hear our prayer. We can ask Him to “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” We can be confident that God will be “a shelter” in every storm that comes our way.
The key to all of this is faith. Will we focus on our difficulty, even if it is so overwhelming that we feel like we are about to drown in it, or will we trust in the Lord? “I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.” (Verse 4)
Your particular trial may be very difficult, it may be long, but never greater than the “rock that is higher than I.”
Trust in the Lord.