WHO IS YOUR ROCK IN TIME OF NEED?

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“They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.” (Psalm 78:35 NIV)

God is your rock in time of need.  My prayer, as we move through the days of social isolation, is that God will be who you cling to in your time of need:

“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 18:2 NIV)

What does it look like for God to be your rock?  My mind immediately goes to the end of the movie Titanic.  Filmed in 1997, it is a love story filmed around the tragedy of the Titanic sinking.  A British passenger ship that the builders thought foolishly, even God couldn’t sink. They were wrong.  On April 14th, 1912 the ship struck an iceberg, causing it to sink. Of the 2,244 people on the boat, over 1500 died.  Turns out, the ship was sinkable. In the movie, after the ship has sunk, the survivors are clinging to whatever they can to stay afloat.  In a poignant moment, Rose, the heroine, clings to a board that Jack, the love of her life has found for her.  When I think of clinging to God as my rock in times of duress, that is one image that comes to mind.

Life can be overwhelming.  I have felt like I was Rose, drowning in the sea of life, the only thing keeping me afloat is God.  As the waves of life roll over me, God keeps my head above water. He will do the same for you. God is our rock during times of need.

God is our rock during times of need.

In this time of pandemic and economic uncertainty, God is our rock.  He is not surprised by the coronavirus. He is not surprised by the economic uncertainty.  He is our rock as we maneuver through these days. Here are His promises you can cling too:

He will provide:  “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  (Phil 4:19 NIV)

He will protect: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

He will deliver you: “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;” (Psalm 34:19 NIV)

He has a plan: The LORD works out everything to its proper end” (Proverbs 16:4 NIV).

God is our rock in our time of need.  We can cling to His promises to carry us through the uncertainty of our days.

Question of the Day:

Who are you clinging to today?

Further Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27 NIV, Luke 12:8-34 NIV, Psalm 78:32-55 NIV, Proverbs 12:21-23 NIV

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