Scripture: Psalm 61: 1-4
Topic: The Cracks Ache
Life has a way of overwhelming us. Circumstances beyond our control can knock us over, hold us under, and threaten to drown us. Sometimes it feels like we haven’t yet recovered from one storm then another comes along.
After funding for my sister P* to go into initiation school of traditional healers as a family we hit a huge knock from family and friends. People didn’t hesitate to tell us how they felt about our decision and tradition – as if we asked them. But it was one season in my life where I felt my head was under water. I wasn’t broken but I cracked. And man it ached! You can read in detail about it on my post: https://tradition2salvation.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/surviving-the-darkest-time-in-my-life/
We can never really run from trouble. Whether self imposed or not. Trouble, trials and tests have a way of disturbing the normal routine of our lives. But that doesn’t mean we can never find our footing again. We get tossed over and over. We miss a step now and again. Wishing we could just stand steadily on solid ground for just enough time to catch a breath.
The difference in my time of surviving and now is that I have found solid ground. The storms have not ceased. In fact I’m going through double storms at the moment but though tossed. Shaken. Slightly cracked. I’m not in despair. I’m not floating. I’m on solid ground. Standing on the rock of all times.
One man who knows too well about this Rock, one I draw my self close to his books…. The king of praise and worship. David the shepherd.
O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude
Psalms 61:1-4 NLT
In moments of confusion and waves, cry out to the one who anchors us. God is immovable. God is solid.
Just this morning I told my husband, our physical situation doesnt have to change for us to find rest and safety. We have a spiritual rock who is with us wherever we go. With everything around us swifting and shifting and is uncertain God is our solid ground.
Though I’m overwhelmed I’m not in doubt. I know my High Rock. My Shelter. My Strong Tower. Terbanacle. Under His Wings I rest and I’m safe.