Christian Living
Run to the Rock
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 17, 2017
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

King David called God his "rock." Whenever David found his security, his family, or his reputation under attack, he ran to the cleft of the rock and found a never-failing source of aid and protection. In the Bible, a rock symbolizes the invincible, immutable, and changeless character of God. Therefore, David did not pray feeble prayers, saying, "I hope You can do this." He knew God is more than sufficient to rule over any problem even when circumstances seem out of control.

He is your rock, your unfailing refuge in times of trouble.

David overcame some of life's worst situations by making confident requests of God, calmly reasoning with God, and acknowledging he had cause for rejoicing because God would assuredly answer his prayers.

What has failed you in your life? The company you counted on? The spouse you trusted? Your health? When your world collapses before your eyes, do you turn to God, the rock, or do you wonder how God allowed this to happen to you? David's proven method of running to God will help you find direction for and protection from the difficulties you are facing right now. He is your rock, your unfailing refuge in times of trouble.

Prayer: God, I need to run to You, my rock, today. Teach me how to pray confidently in the knowledge that You will answer my prayers. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold" (Psalm 18:2).