ROCKRemember Who the Rock is . . . that’s what my cousin said to me, during one of her breathing spells while battling metastasized breast cancer. A person who was enduring a much more exacting trial than I, had the better analysis of reality.

She was listening as I was discussing a problem — grumbling, because I could only see myself as being squashed between two intolerable realities. (That were nothing like the realities of her day!) But they were real problems to me, and pressing hard, yet they were pressing me into the very Person I like to talk so much about.

I needed her reproof!

Family friction, and extra challenges were pressing in on already crazy schedules and responsibilities, and I complained to a woman who had just finished a bone marrow transplant.

I can’t remember what the exact problem was then – but in the two or three decades since her reminder, more problems keep coming. So does the feeling of being pressed, and stressed – and the realization, I’m don’t know a way out, around or through some of these trials. And I am not much help to anybody.

Maybe I am finally feeling what my cousin felt?

Remember Who the Rock is ~ Today, the Rock will not crush us – nor our circumstances defeat us. While we have life, we have hope.   My cousin’s advice still applies: Remember Who the Rock is especially when . . . life hits the fan.

Wynona Judd said: “Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.”

When all I can say is God help . . . if that’s all you can cry, too, dear reader,

The Rock is a faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. (Deuteronomy 32:4)

He comforts me with truth, gives me a purpose. (Isaiah 44:8-9)
Christ is the Rock, and the only safe place to stand when the storms blow in (1 Corinthians 10:4; Matthew 7:23-24)


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