Lead Me To The Rock That Is Higher Than I

//Lead Me To The Rock That Is Higher Than I

Lead Me To The Rock That Is Higher Than I

We are one week into our fifty days of prayer.  If you have not yet begun, there is still time for you to participate.  Pick up a copy of “If We Will… Then He Will” at the back of the auditorium.. You can also download a digital copy of the devotional guide at https://www.ifwewill.com/.  My  lesson today is taken from Psalm 61—a Psalm from today’s devotional guide.  Below is is the devotional from today’s reading printed by permission:

Reading 18: Psalms 60-63

Fill and Spill

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.   
Psalm 61:2 NKJV

When we hear the term “overwhelmed”, we can easily identify with it, can’t we? In our busy world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the things we have to do. But this verse is talking about an overwhelming of our hearts.

Our hearts can feel overwhelmed with anxiety, pain and disappointment. It is during these times of fear, uncertainty and heartache that David encourages us to ask the Lord to lead us to the rock that is higher than our circumstances. That rock, that stability, that firm foundation is found in Him alone.

David further instructs us to “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8 NKJV). David doesn’t just say trust God some of the time; David says all of the time. He encourages us to pour out our hearts before Him because He is a refuge for us.

What happens when we pour out our hearts to Him? We empty our hearts of our fears, our hurts, and our vain imaginings. An empty heart is a heart that He can then fill with His love, His peace and His comfort. Wouldn’t we rather walk around with hearts filled with His love, peace and comfort instead of our own fear, worries and pain?

The beauty of having our hearts filled by Him is that these blessings can then spill over into the hearts of those He brings across our path. We can be used by Him to pour His love, His peace, and His comfort into the lives of others. Fill and spill.

As we all open our hearts to His love, peace and comfort, we will discover with David that “Your unfailing love is better than life itself” (Psalm 63:3 NLT). Why? Because, in His lovingkindness, He died to purchase our salvation, so we can live together with Him for all eternity (I Thessalonians 5:10).

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide –
A shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide –
A shelter in the time of storm;

O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm;


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