“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” 1 “The Lord is my fortress; my God is the mighty rock where I hide.” 2

If you feel overwhelmed, climb up on the Rock. You have Me, the Rock, and you can rest in My ability to keep you through anything that threatens to overwhelm you. When you feel weak because of your cares and burdens, when you feel depression threaten to blacken your thoughts and hang a feeling of despair over you, you can climb up on the Rock and rest in My grace.

Times in your life may sometimes be confusing. There may be occasions when you are tossed to and fro and you feel uncertain, not knowing what the future holds and not knowing which way to go. It is only natural to feel fear in these moments.

You are like My disciples in the boat when the waves roared and the storm raged, and they cried out, “Master! Help us! We will perish!” 3 They thought they would die because the storm was so great. You may feel that the turbulence of your emotions and your life are too much. But remember that I am the Lord of your vessel. I can calm the seas. I can keep you through any storm, no matter how long it lasts. Wait on Me. I will never leave you nor forsake you; 4 I will be the help and the strength that you need in the midst of this turbulence. Hold on to My Word, believe Me through the storm, know that I have never abandoned you and will never abandon you, and I can cause all things to work together for good.

Look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Rest in Me and you will find strength that you know not of.

  1. Psalm 61:2 KJV
  2. Psalm 94:22 NLT
  3. See Luke 8:24.
  4. See Hebrews 13:5.