The Rock

The Lord is our Rock. He is our refuge. Whatever we need; trouble, sickness, disease, sorrow, financial problems, danger, the attacks of the enemy – we need to lift up our eyes and look to Jesus.

“The Name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:24)

“Hear my cry, O God, attend unto my prayer. 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. For Thou has been a shelter for me, and a strong tower fromt he enemy.” (Psalms 61:1-2)

A rock is a sure place. It is solid. It won’t melt or crumble under pressure. You can stand on a rock, you can build on a rock, and you can build with a rock.

“As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him. For who is God, save the LORD? And who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and He maketh my way perfect.” (II Sameuel 22:31-33)

God is our strength. If it was up to our strength, we would fall because the enemies we face are too strong for us to deal with alone.

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)

Russell Cook attends New Life Apostolic Church in Detroit, MI.

Author: Jay Jones

Jay is an author, veteran church planter, speaker, and the pastor of the Pentecostals of Kentwood. He's a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, a husband, daddy, pastor, and a ‘pretty good guy’. Jay is also an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church, where he currently serves as a Presbyter in West Michigan.

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