“From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (61:2)
These chapters are a lot of David calling for help in horrible situations. This verse has become iconic, and I think, rightly so.
We can muster a lot of things on our own: a bit of courage, adrenaline, skill, discipline, etc. But we will always return to a place of insufficiency. If we bet 100% on ourselves, eventually we will lose.
Life requires anchors. The Bible talks a lot about foundations, namely, that good ones are built on rock. The question is often asked, “what is your foundation?” The chaos of life is what truly exposes them.
As Jesus says, “The man who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, is like a wise man who builds his house on a rock.” (Matthew 7:24) Application of scripture is to be the foundation of a steady life. Not merely knowing it, or promoting it, but actually doing it.
What better way to apply Scripture than to surrender? This requires the humility to admit dependency and acknowledge that, as our Creator, He knows best. He is truth. He is goodness. He is love. He is light. He is shelter. We can create shadows of these things, but only He is the true expression of them.
What are you facing today? How can this lead you to the Rock–the unshakable foundation–that is beyond you, but also for you?