“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:3 NIV
A story is told of a shipwrecked sailor who clung to a rock in great danger until the tide went down. Later a friend asked him, “Didn’t you shake with fear when you were hanging on the rock?”
The sailor simply replied, “Yes, but the rock didn’t.”
Don’t you love that response? It’s so authentic. He didn’t deny his fear. It’s what he did in the midst of his fear that is so powerful. He clung to what was stronger than the storm and his fear. We all have that choice before us today.
Life and its uncertainties may shake us, but God—Who is the Rock of Ages—does not move. If we cling to Him, His strength sustains us.
Around the world a pandemic is shipwrecking nations, economies and lives. In a moment everything has changed… except God.
Since God never changes (James 1:17), God’s character is constant. Unlike us, He does not compromise or change His values. He cannot be manipulated or persuaded to go against His word. His promises are the same. His power, faithfulness and mercy are the same. His sovereignty never wavers and His love for us is steadfast. He is with us and He will help us get through the storm.
Hold on tight to the Rock that does not shake. He will get you through the storm.
Your View of God really matters...
What/Who are you holding on to in the midst of the pandemic storm? The enemy of your soul wants you to grab onto your retirement funds, your pay check, your health, your family. It’s not that those things are bad, but the destroyer of your joy and peace often uses the Good to rob you of the Best, the true Rock. Be wise dear friends. Hold on to the Rock, be His light in the darkness and we will see Him work in ways we never imagined.
Read God’s Word Today…
Psalm 62:5-8 “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him for God is our refuge.”
GOD, because You never change I will hold on tight to You in the midst of the storm.
Based on GOD, Who Are You Anyway? by Bill Bright, with Brad Bright
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