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The Rock

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  Psalm 61:2 KJV

the rockIn my village, a boy who had gone fishing was out on the sea for forty-eight hours.

When his parents raised the alarm on the third day, the village searched for him with our fishing boats. We found him a few hours after the search began, clinging to a rock. All he had was a rope and a bottle of water. His boat had capsized, and the rock had stopped the sea from carrying him away.

The storms of life can overwhelm our boats at times. At those moments, we don’t need a life jacket (it can be pierced) or another boat (it can still capsize.) What we need is a rock that is stable, reliable, and immovable. Our spiritual rock is none other than Jesus—a Rock that follows, guides, and shelters.

David prayed for the future: “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” Jesus is deeper than the seas and higher than the heavens. He covets our prayers. Prayer doesn’t have to be long or stressful. We just pour out our hearts to Him in all simplicity. He will answer.

How can you go to the Rock when you are tired, listless, hopeless, depressed, and overwhelmed? 

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John Oguntoyinbo

John is a reader, speaker, and writer, who is based in Nigeria, where he majors in English. He is the author of Letter to Santa.