Thursday, October 29, 2015
Psalm 61:2 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I…
If it has happened once, it has happened literally hundreds of times. I can think of at least three times it has happened just in the last month.
You see, I’m in way over my head most of the time when it comes to helping people resolve their issues. I am not a trained counsellor. I do not have a working knowledge of psychological issues nor do I profess to know all of the proper response techniques to draw those issues out of people. I certainly don’t claim to have any personal wisdom that can lead them to finding a solution.
But I do know this – when I listen to someone, I am nothing more than an earpiece of the Holy Spirit so that I might become His mouthpiece of wisdom. I cannot begin to count the number of times that I feel overwhelmed when a person begins to share the details of their experiences and troubles. Yet I also cannot count the times that I am overwhelmed with words of wisdom that have only one possible Source – the Holy Spirit of God.
Every one of those experiences is an illustration of what the Psalmist declares in Psalm 61:2 –
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I…
The obvious meaning of this verse is that God is higher than we are. BUT, the more subtle truth that really gripped my heart is this – God will lead us to a place we could never have reached without Him. One translation states it this way – thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me.
Ever since I read this early today, I have been overjoyed to realize that God is constantly leading me to places that are beyond my reach. No longer do I need to be satisfied with the results I can accomplish. No more do I need to try to generate a sense of security based on my abilities. Never again do I have to try to solve a problem based on my limited experience or my inadequate knowledge of the situation. God is leading to a rock of refuge and strength that is beyond my abilities. It is a place that will completely bring the solutions and the satisfaction I seek.
But this place of refuge is beyond my personal reach. Not to worry, for my LORD is leading me there. All I need do is to release from my grip any of my personal resources, and grasp His hand. Nothing that I have trusted to solve the issues of life can compare to what He will do for me in the place He is taking me. He is the Rock that is higher than I.
Oh friend, do you not long to be led to a place where the promise of provision and protection will be completely fulfilled? It may seem to be out of reach, but listen. God will lead you to the Rock that is higher than you. Just let go of all you have tried to do, and take hold of His hand.