Photo from Moab, UT
Sometimes life overwhelms me and I feel like I’m sinking. Sometimes I’m sinking in laundry and dishes; other times it is in self-pity or guilt. I can never pull myself out of that desperate place on my own. I have to remember that the Lord is my rock. He is a firm foundation, even when I feel like life is ever-shifting around me. He never changes, even my kids’ schedules and my emotions are on a roller coaster. He is my defense from those darts of guilt and shame and condemnation that the enemy flings my way.
When I was in Moab, UT and I saw this rock, Psalm 18:2 came to my mind. Psalm 28:7 came to mind also. It says, “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.” When I go back to the fortress, my heart is helped. When I put my trust back where it belongs, I find rejoicing and my song returns.