“… Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2b)
What does one do when their heart grows faint? Hopefully, they turn to God in prayer and ask for strength and help. This is exactly what David recommends. It is his constant thought when he is in a hard place. Why does he do this? “For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.”
David loved to sing since so many psalms. He loved to sing because he found himself rescued by God so often. David yearned for God and always thought of God when he was in a difficult spot. He found God a rock, a solid fortress.
God is often referred to as a rock. This is not just about power, but about steadfastness. A rock so large and strong that it cannot be moved by any force, human or nature. When David couldn’t count on his own followers, he could and did count on God as his rock. Notice that in this psalm David connects the rock with steadfast love and faithfulness. This too is a theme of David. God is solid as a savior because his love and faithfulness never waiver. David could not count on others, but he could and did count on God.
Task for Today: So can you. Humans may let you down, but God will never, ever, do that. When the winds assail and storms beat down, there is a rock that is higher than you who has steadfast love and is always faithful. Turn to Him. Trust in Him. Flee to the rock! There was a rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ. Let Him be your rock today.