2020 has been a tumultuous year. There has been so much going on, so many people scared, hurt, and angry. People worried about getting sick, people worried about their jobs, the flaring of racial tensions and all that entails. I am not here to give you any specific advice on any of those situations. I do not feel that this is the platform for those discussions. However, if like me, all of this sometimes makes you wish you could hide under a rock, I hope that I can share what God shared with me this week.
Life is Hard and Sometimes I Want to Hide
I was feeling really low and just struggling with all of the pain of people I loved that were on all sides of various issues. People that felt misunderstood and abused. I know that we don’t need to ignore the pain in our world, but I also knew that consuming too much news and too much social media was not healthy. I just kept thinking that I wished I could hide under a rock.
In the midst of all of that, I felt God reminding me that He is The Rock. No we don’t need to hide and pretend nothing is going on, but it is perfectly good and right to take refuge in God’s strength and holiness. Time and time again the Bible refers to God as a Rock and stronghold. He wants us to take shelter with Him, abide in him, and then go out and do His work.
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.
Be Encouraged: Jesus is Our Rock
I want to encourage you this week, when things feel overwhelming and you want to hide under a rock, to make sure that you are hiding under The Rock. Turn off the news and the social media for awhile and really take some time to seek him. He will give you the strength and the wisdom to get through whatever this life throws at you. This doesn’t mean that we are oblivious to current events or that we never take action, but that first we seek Him and we let him guide our paths. I could spend all day getting news from the television, internet, and social media, but I can also be caught up and informed with just a few minute recap each night.
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.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior.. 2 Samuel 22 2-3a
We Can Hide In God Our Rock
All of this to say, I pray that as you navigate this world, not just today, not just in 2020, but whenever things are stressful or scary, remember that God is our Rock and he wants us to turn to Him in times of trouble. He wants to bring us peace and comfort. If I can pray for you today, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can leave a comment or send me a private message and I promise to pray for you by name.
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