Pick up a stone and weigh it in your hand.
Listen to the sounds around you far off and near;
The birdsong. The wind.
Read a Bible verse…
‘My salvation and my honour depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.’
Listen and Reflect
I wonder when you need to know God as mighty rock and refuge in your life?
Watch or read the following real example of a God who is a rock and a refuge.
‘Hello, my name is Amal Moore. In 2013 I had some health issues. I started having difficulty breathing, and it could happen whilst I was walking, or sitting, or eating or even sleeping! I went to my GP and doctors and saw consultants but they couldn’t really figure out what was wrong with me.
By 2014 I was very exhausted, physically, mentally, and emotionally. One day I was praying and I said: “Lord, I really can’t take it anymore!” And the Bible verse that came to my mind was Psalm 46:10, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’
My struggles continued until one day I really couldn’t take it anymore and I felt like I was surrounded by darkness. I cried out to Jesus, and in my mind, I could see Him coming and just hiding me behind Him, and He took out a sword and started fighting this darkness that was surrounding me. At that moment I knew that He is my rock and my Salvation.
In proverbs 18:10 it says that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and will be saved. By the end of 2014, I started seeing some improvement and one of the consultants changed my medication. Things started getting better and better from that time on. I know that Jesus is always there even in the darkest times of my life and he promises to never leave us and never forsake us.
I want to encourage you today, whatever you are facing, whether it is health issues physically or mentally, or if it is financial difficulties or even troubled relationships, Jesus is there for you. As it says in Psalm 46:10, just be still and know that he is God. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe.’
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