Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Go to the Rock!

"The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer;
my God, my keen and firm Strength
in Whom I will trust and take refuge,
my Shield and the Horn of my salvation,
my High Tower."
Psalm 18:2 (AMP)

Where do you run? When the mountains tremble and waves come crashing over your head, where do you run? Where can you find safety and rest? When you feel as though you can't carry one more brick, one more stick, more more little piece of straw....where do you go to find comfort and rest? 

When all you really want to do is eat an entire bag of Chocolate Riesens!!!

I have found myself in that place this week. I have had situations arise that I have had no control over and yet they weigh heavily on me. And if I had a bag of Chocolate Riesens they would be gone and I would not share!

But my mind goes back to Elijah in 1 Kings 19. He had made Jezebel very angry and she wanted him dead! That's pretty stressful. He's running for his life when he stops under a bush, sits down under it and asks God to take his life. In his weariness, he falls asleep. God sends an angel who wakes him and provides him with food and water. After eating, Elijah sleeps again. A second time, the angel of the Lord returns and wakens him and feeds him yet again. 1 Kings 19:8 says, "Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God."

I want that kind of refreshing and renewal. I need that kind of strength. And I'm pretty certain I would not get it from a bag of Riesens. So where do I run?

I go to the Rock! Dottie Rambo wrote this song years ago and I found myself singing it this morning. 

"I go to the rock of my salvation, 
I go to the stone that the builders rejected. 
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me. 
When the earth all around me is sinking sand, 
on Christ the Solid Rock I stand. 
When I need a shelter, 
when I need a friend, 
I go to the Rock."

The earth is shaking, the ocean waves are high, the dirt beneath your feet is shifting...where do you run? Run into the shelter of His arms, the stability of the His firm foundation; rest in Him and allow Him to feed you the Bread of Life and His living water. 

Go to the Rock!

©Be Still and Know

1 comment:

Randy Bruce said...

God IS an ever present help in rough waters...
Thanks Lena!