By, Caroline Pattison
My husband and I have a special place at the beach in Dana Point, California. We call it “our rock.” It was here he prayed for me before we were married, and here where he “re-proposed” to me after 15 years of marriage.
From “our rock” we can see a much bigger rock. It’s beautiful to see huge waves crash against it. That big rock never moves, no matter how high and hard the waves crash against it.
In life, our “Rock” is Jesus. When we are on “The Rock,” the waves of life can come crashing against us, and we can stand, safe and secure, because “He” isn’t moving!
Psalm 62:6 says, “He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence; I shall not be moved.”
Too many times, I stress out when the waves of life crash against me. I stress out over things which I have no control over. I allow those waves to overwhelm me instead of standing safe and secure on “The Rock.”
Sometimes, it’s the waves of comparison that crash against me. I stress that I can’t do or be what I see other’s do. God has showed me through His Word that He created me to do and be exactly what His will is for me.
Romans 12:6a says, “Having then gifts differing
according to the grace that is given us…”
I’ve found that the cure for comparison is to be thankful for what God has done for and given me. I can trust “My Rock’s” provision and timing.
Other times, it’s the waves of hurt feelings that crash against me. When others say or do things that hurt either me or my husband, I tend to hold on to that hurt. I can always justify my feelings. However, when I go to “My Rock,” and pray for those who have hurt me, He helps me to forgive when I cannot.
Lastly, waves of “busy-ness” crash against me. It seems I can never find enough time to get everything done! However, once again, when I get to “My Rock” He gives me wisdom to prioritize the most important things and let the rest go.
What waves are crashing against you? I encourage you to go to “The Rock.”