The Lord is our Rock. He is our refuge. Whatever we need; trouble, sickness, disease, sorrow, financial problems, danger, the attacks of the enemy â€“ we need to lift up our eyes and look to Jesus.
â€œThe Name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.â€ (Proverbs 18:24)
â€œHear 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.â€ (Psalms 61:1-2)
A rock is a sure place. It is solid. It wonâ€™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.
â€œAs 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.â€ (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.
â€œHe 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.â€ (Isaiah 40:29-31)
â€œGod is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.â€ (Psalms 46:1)
Russell Cook attends New Life Apostolic Church in Detroit, MI.