The Lord is My Rock

23rd June, 2017 Devotion

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Pastor Zacc Daily Devotions

The Lord is My Rock

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

Augustus Toplad was born in England in 1740. His spiritual journey included being an Anglican priest and ministering in a French Calvinist church. One day, he experienced a severe storm. He looked for a place of refuge and found shelter amid a massive rock formation. His eyes became opened to what Jesus had done for him. He expressed this revelation in the hymn, “Rock of Ages, cleft for me.”

This hymn reminds us that we can trust in Jesus during the storms of life: That He is our Rock, and that we can hide in Him. His shed blood can both save us “from wrath” and make us pure. As Toplady realized, “Thou must save, and Thou alone.” His hymn reminds us of how much we depend on Jesus: “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling; naked, come to Thee for dress; helpless look to Thee for grace.” He alone can wash us of our sins. We will continue to trust in Him, even as we pass into eternity: “While I draw this fleeting breath, when mine eyes shall close in death.”

Today, remember to focus on Jesus. Make Him Your Rock of Ages. Make Him your hiding place. Trust in Him.

• Thank the Lord for all He has done for you
• Thank Him for being your rock, fortress, deliverer and salvation
• Ask Him to help you when you are weak in faith and that you may trust Him always
• Pray that He will deliver you in your evil day

In Your name. Amen.