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The Rock That Is Higher

April 22, 2016

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The Rock  That Is Higher

Time  and again,  we feel  our weaknesses  —  our vulnerabilities  —  and whether we admit it  to others  or not,  they are overwhelming.     Some people  will just put on a brazen face  in these times  and forge ahead,  trying  to solve their predicament  all by themselves.     But,  that never really works.     It’s like spinning  one’s wheels  in a sloshy,  muddy rut.     We only dig in deeper  and deeper,  making the end result  much worse.

When King David felt desperate  and so alone  in his deepest needs,  he turned  to God  for help,  because he realized  that only God  had the ability  to help.     And so,  in Psalm 61:1-2,  David calls out  to God,

Hear my cry,  O God;
Give heed  to my prayer.
From the end  of the earth  I call  to You,  when my heart  is faint;
Lead me  to the rock  that is higher  than I.

David felt  so alone,  that he felt like  he was  at the  “end of the earth”  —  so far away  that supposedly  God might not hear him.     But,  David really did know  that God would hear him.     He was just feeling  so alone.

In those times  of feeling alone  and desperate  for help,  we definitely need help  from someone  who is much stronger  than we are.     That,  of course,  is God Almighty.     Throughout the Psalms,  David calls God  his Rock  and his Fortress.

And  when one is  in the midst  of a flood,  we have no choice  but to get  to higher ground.     Truly,  we need  to get going  while the getting  is good  —  or we will surely meet  our demise.     That higher ground  we need  to get to  is God,  our heavenly Father.     He definitely is  “higher  than I”  and our only chance  of survival.

Though David definitely  was a sinner,  he also had  a heart  that pleased  the LORD.     David had a heart  of faith  that turned  to God  in his every need.     That is what God wants  from each  of us.     Everybody  faces problems.     Let us have hearts  that please God  by turning  to Him  in all our needs.

In turning  to God  and putting all our cares  in His hands,  we will please Him  and be  at rest,  saying,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are so faithful  in loving  and caring  for us.     Thank You  for being our refuge  and our strength  in every time  of need.     Your love  is everlasting.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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