The Names of God



    The Everlasting Rock

              "Trust in the Lord forever -

                for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”

                                                                                             Isaiah 26:4


My Lord asks, "Is there any God beside Me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none.”

I don’t either. But sometimes I think and act as if there is another Rock - another solid place to stand, another unshakable support. I may even put my confidence in friends, counselors, worldly wisdom or doctors before I turn to the One Everlasting Rock. Yet, He alone truly knows me, my future, my circumstances and all the solution for every struggle.  Only He has the power to carry out His perfect plan and the authority to align my circumstances with His perfect will. He is my Rock!

Jesus gave us a comparison between a wise man and a foolish man. One built his house on a rock, the other on shifting sand. Both faced storms; and when “the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and burst against the house," one stood firm and the other fell.

Both men heard and knew God’s word. The wise man acted on what God spoke. But the foolish one just did “what was right in his own eyes” -- what felt good and seemed best from a finite human perspective.

I, too, have heard God’s Word and His call to follow. He compels me to come to Him, follow Him, work with Him and rest with Him. I will not be foolish any longer and build on the shifting sands of the world!  Not when the Everlasting Rock has called me to stand with Him on the unchanging, everlasting Rock -- His very Life!

He, who knows how weak I am, has Himself reached down to “lift me up on [that] rock...."  He indeed is “the Rock of my refuge.” I need only abide in Him, acknowledging that--

“my flesh and my heart may fail,  but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever!"

This solid Rock does not crumble under weights that would crush me. He holds me up and causes me to stand immovable in Him. When He sees me weary and overloaded, He gently whispers,

“Cast your burden on me, for I will sustain you. Come and stand on Me, for I will never allow my beloved righteous ones to be shaken. Always remember that I am your everlasting Rock — your refuge and strength."

With joy, my heart responds to His love, “

 I  love You, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

My God, my strength, in whom I will trust!"

"The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock,

and exalted be the God of my salvation!"

From the following Scriptures:  Judges 17:6, 21:25;  Psalms18:2-3, 27:5, 55:22, 73:26;
Isaiah 17:10, 50:7;  Ezekiel 3:9;  Matthew 7:24-27

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