Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. Psalms 61:1-4
As we continue on the path that God leads his children we at times find ourselves overwhelmed by the difficulty and peril before us. We, like Pilgrim in Pilgrim's Progress, are tempted to turn back. This beautiful and needed Psalm is a reminder, not to turn back, but to go up to the "Rock that is higher than I." This Rock is the Lord Jesus Christ. No peril for us is perilous for our Lord. No difficulty is difficult for Him. No responsibility is impossible to accomplish for Him. Go to Him this day. Go quickly and He will show you that He is not overwhelmed and what comfort and peace we will have. We will be able to say with the hymnist, "whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul!"