Rock of Ages
I woke up this morning with an old hymn going through my head. You may or may not be familiar with it – Rock of Ages. Just the familiar tune reminded me of when I was young and my siblings and I would crowd on the couch with my mother and we would sing a few hymns, pray, and read the Bible together. Those were the simple days, (at least they were for me,) where the greatest concerns were who got the blue dum-dum when we went through the bank drive-through, or whose turn it was to have a sleep over at Nana and Pap’s house.
These days my concerns are greater (in my eyes) than the ones I had as a child. It seems that I have a long to-do list with a short amount of time. And that may be true, but even more-so, His grace is sufficient and the sufficiency of Christ is more than enough for me.
It wouldn’t be hard to overwhelm myself with the details or with commitments and deadlines – but what good is that? What good is it to get so caught up in what I do that I forget why I do it. Is not all for the glory of God? At times that can mean putting my “to-do” to the wayside, and putting my “being” at His feet simply to worship Him and to be with Him.
Sometimes life can get messy and unpredictable. Situations you find yourself in can be hard, and you can get hurt or find yourself confused and lost. You’re pushing yourself to the max but to no avail. Maybe you can relate.
It’s those times we need to take a deep breath, put our “to-do” to the side and sit as His feet. God is the only constant in this life – He’s the Rock of the ages. Recognize Him in the midst of what you’re going through.
How are you feeling today? Are you tired, stressed, anxious? Are you busy, distracted, concerned? Are you frightful, lonely or hurt? Lift your eyes.
“3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because He trusts in You.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 (NKJV)
No matter how you are feeling, remember God is still on the throne. He sees and cares about the situation you’re in. When you recognize where He is, those feelings will melt away and peace will follow.
“2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.”
Psalm 18:2-3 (NKJV)
Lift your eyes to the Rock of ages, and find your shelter and stability in Him.
About Brittany Ketter :
Brittany is a writer, dancer, and speaker who desires to raise up a generation of women who are wholeheartedly devoted to God—experiencing health and healing from Him as they walk in His purposes. She serves as Fine Arts and Dance Director at New Day Assembly, ministering to and with youth. A 2013 graduate of Victory School of Ministry, Brittany is currently enrolled in the Biblical Counseling Institute and her local community college. When she is not working, dancing, or in class, Brittany enjoys spending time outdoors (when it is warm), shopping for stationary, and being with her family (including her adorable black lab, Sadie), and eating rainbow sherbet one color at a time.