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Lead Me to the Rock That Is Higher Than I

July 7, 2018


Lead Me to the Rock That Is Higher Than I

Time and again,  we feel our weaknesses — our vulnerabilities — 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 Thee,  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!     My Lord,  You are so faithful  in loving and caring  for me.     Thank You  for being my refuge  and my strength  in every time  of need.    Your love is everlasting.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


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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