Aug 20, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-The Lord is My Rock and Strength

The Lord is described as many things such as; Strong Tower, Fortress, Shepherd, Shield, Light, Deliverer and the list could go on and on. But He is also our Rock and our Strength.

Sometimes just the weariness of life in general can overwhelm us at times can't it? I don't know about you but there are times when I feel like every ounce of strength I've got is zapped from me and my life can resemble a cooked noodle instead of a Rock! How about you?

The truth is that we all face times that we feel we have no strength to carry us through the trail, tribulation or just the course of life that seems to our present path. 

There are days when we feel guilty for silently complaining when we look around and see all the hurt that others are feeling. We think, "I am shamed to even ask for prayer because my current needs and situation is so light compared to others.

On some days we think "DOES anyone else even CARE? Do they realize what my needs, my hurts and my disappointments in life are.

You know what? It is normal for us to have these feelings. 

Sometimes in the quietness of my whining, fretting and yes, even feeling sorry for myself, the Lord has shown me through others how to gain perspective. How can I whine and fret about something going on in my life when I see a sister in the Lord battling from cancer?  That tends to put things into perspective doesn't it?

 At other times He has placed just the person that I needed in my life that has gone through what I am going through and understands me totally. No judging me, no trying to fix the problem, no passing it off as just a "thing", just simply knowing first hand the depths of my heart. And can I be totally honest? YES, this too shall pass but when we're in the midst of it it doesn't seem to be moving too quickly now does it? 

But there has been times that the Lord has just sweetly made Himself so present in the midst of my circumstance and has reminded me that HE and HE alone is my ROCK and my STRENGTH. That YES, my situation or current path that I am walking may seem minor compared to another but HE cares. YES, it could be worse. NO, I am not alone. YES, someone cares....His name is Jesus!
Sometimes, we need no may be a time in our life that the Lord is teaching us to depend totally on Him for that particular season of life.

You see our Lord cares about every single detail of our life. If it is important to you then it is important to Him...REGARDLESS of the situation at hand.

The word Rock in the dictionary is described as; A large mass of stone; a concreted mass of stony material; consolidated or unconsolidated solid mineral matter but in a figurative sense it means:someone who is strong, stable and dependable

Our Lord is our ROCK when we feel so unstable. He is our STRENGTH when we fill we do not have one ounce left to give. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Experiencing Him as my ROCK reminds me that He is a solid foundation in my life. The Living God that I serve is Strong, Stable and Dependable and without Him I am nothing more than a grain of sand that can be blown away by the wind.

  1. My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
    • Refrain:
      On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand,
      All other ground is sinking sand.
  2. When darkness veils His lovely face,
    I rest on His unchanging grace;
    In every high and stormy gale,
    My anchor holds within the veil.
  3. His oath, His covenant, His blood
    Support me in the whelming flood;
    When all around my soul gives way,
    He then is all my hope and stay.
  4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
    Oh, may I then in Him be found;
    Dressed in His righteousness alone,
    Faultless to stand before the throne.

 Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Beautiful post, my friend....and I love the words to the old hymn. HOPE you have an awesome day!

  2. The hymn was one of my grandmother's favorites. Thanks for sharing your heart today.
    Connie Royals

  3. Thank you for the sweet encouragement here. I'm going to request this hymn in church Sunday!

  4. 1st big hugs to you Cindy. I hope whatever you are going through passes quickly and as painless as possible xo Very beautiful post. I've been in shock trauma before and because I smiled & joked, my family, friends *&* the medical staff were shocked at how well I accepted my situation but how could I not when there was so many others there (IMO) a lot worse off than I was. The staff actually had me go talk with other patients to help them through similar circumstances as mine. I love helping others, I have my entire life. If you ever need a shoulder I will always be there for you.
    All the best to you sweet friend.

  5. Wonderful post! You have no idea the number of times that I have had to stand or sit there and just belt out that song.


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy