Devotional

Lead Me to the Rock

March 10th, 2018 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

While shopping for a humidifier, I noticed an older woman walking back and forth down the aisle. Wondering if she was shopping for humidifiers also, I moved aside to allow her to draw near. Soon we chatted about a flu virus in our area, one that left her with a lingering cough and headache.

A few minutes later, she launched into a bitter tirade, expressing her theory about the origin of the virus. I listened, unsure what to do. She soon left the store, still angry and frustrated. Though she had expressed her frustration, I couldn’t do anything to take away that pain.

David, Israel’s second king, wrote psalms to express his anger and frustration to God. But David knew that God not only listened, He could also do something about his pain. In Psalm 61, he writes, “I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (v. 1). God was his “refuge” (v. 3)—the “rock” to which David ran.

When we’re in pain, or come in contact with someone in pain, David’s example is a good one to follow. We can head to “the rock that is higher” or lead someone there. I wish I had mentioned God to the woman at the store. While God may not take away all our pain, we can rest in the peace He provides and the assurance that He hears our cry.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • Daily HopeDr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme ...View PlaylistMonday, 6:30 pm-7:00 pm

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. His Heart in Concert

    May 26 @ 3:00 pm
  2. 4th Annual Church-Wide Yard Sale

    June 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Joymakers in Concert

    June 2 @ 6:00 pm
  4. Joymakers in Concert

    June 3 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Capital City Boys, Embraced with Grace Concert

    June 3 @ 6:00 pm

From our Facebook Feed