“When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2)
Most of us should now know what it is to be overwhelmed in the heart. It’s as though any bright side of life has been covered over in complete darkness. It feels as though our lives were a ship gliding effortlessly on the ocean, only to suddenly collide with unseen rocks below. Our emotions may be adrift and our minds tossed about with bewilderment, but those who have trusted Christ have a remedy.
We can praise God that at such seasons of life He comforts us. Jesus Christ is the safe harbor for battered sails… the sickbay for discouraged travelers. We tend to live in low places, which is why we need to look up to Him. He is higher than we are in every way. His comfort is higher than our confusion, His mercy is higher than our mistakes, and His love is higher than our hatred. It is pitiful to see people putting their trust in something lower than themselves, but our confidence is established upon an exceedingly high and glorious Rock!
What is it about our Rock that qualifies Him to be our security?
- Our God is the same yesterday, today, forever.
- He never changes, He will always love us unconditionally, and He cannot do what is evil!
- Our God is all-powerful.
- The storms of life that overwhelm us are merely a small whisper at His feet; He is not disturbed by them, but rules them at His will!
- Our God is all-knowing.
- He is more pained by the tragedies of life than we could ever imagine. His heart is broken; He can completely relate to what is happening in our lives!
If you are trying to find comfort and consolation for your overwhelmed heart in anything else but God, you are on quicksand. Jump off and anchor yourself to the unchanging, all powerful, all knowing Ruler of the universe. You may feel like you’re hanging by a thread, but if that thread is secured to the Rock, you have nothing to worry about!
Where do you look for comfort for an overwhelmed heart?
When was the last time you prayed Psalm 61:2 to God?
Is there someone in your life who needs to know about the Everlasting God?