Chapter 20 - The Higher Rock

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Where do you run when you are afraid? To whom do you vent to when you are upset? Who do you speak to when you're lonely?

The answer to this question may vary by person. Some of you might say your best friend, your mom or dad, a grandparent, a brother or sister, or even an old friend you haven't spoken to in a while.

Whatever the answer may be, as yourself this:

What if that person couldn't be there for you at any given time?

I'm not talking about death here although it could be a possibility. I'm talking about getting out of touch, having an argument, etc.

What if I told you that someone is always there to run to? To vent to? To speak to when you're lonely?

There is, and his name?

Jesus.

You could talk to Jesus. Through him, you get to God the father. Isn't that wonderful?

Today, we'll be referring to Psalm 62 as we find out more about the higher rock.

62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
62:12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

In this passage of scripture, we are reminded that God is for us. He is our defense, our rock, our salvation.

We wait silently for him in the midst of life.

However, we are also reminded not to trust in worldly oppression or possessions.

When life is tough, don't forget to get down onto your knees and pray. When life gives you riches, don't forget to get down onto your knees and pray. Never forget to get down onto your knees and pray.

God is our refuge; our strength. He is our rock in times of need, a great healer. He's someone that will always be there for us. Power belongs to God, and we should praise him. He judges justly, each according to his own works. What's not to love about him?

So when you're feeling lonely, if you need to vent to someone, or just need a friend, find comfort in that high rock that is Christ Jesus.

God bless!

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