There is much on this side of the grave that can bring us to the point of fainting, both in our personal and professional lives. Yet we have the secret of not fainting, even as we are growing faint—that secret is found throughout all of sacred Scripture. Today I’d like to share one of these life-changing, heart-strengthening verses with you.
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalm 61:2)
Here is the key that unlocks the door leading to a supernatural strength that will keep us from fainting, regardless of the circumstances we are facing, such as . . .
ü Family troubles
ü Marriage difficulties
ü Parenting challenges
ü Work stress
ü Health issues
ü Financial shortcomings
The list, of course, could go on and on, spotlighting pressures and sorrows that will try our patience and cause our hearts to grow faint. Yet we have a Rock who is higher than what we are, which means we are standing on a Rock who is higher than any challenge we are currently facing. The great challenge is to remember this Gospel truth and call out to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Rock and our Redeemer.
Jesus is overruling all things (Colossians 1:15-18), and that includes the details of every area of our lives. We are to trust not in anything smaller than our Rock . . . not a resource, a relationship, or any religious practice. Our Rock is not only high enough, He is strong enough to bring us safely through to the other side of whatever storm we are currently experiencing.
So . . . what have you been calling on lately? Has it been everything smaller than the One who can actually help you get through whatever you are facing? I talk to so many Christians who confess that they see prayer as a last resort when all else has failed, rather than THE most powerful source of strength available to us! Jesus commanded us to “always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1) and He has assured us that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed (which is a very small seed, Beloved) we can “say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
What are you facing in your life today that seems like an impassable mountain looming before you? Call on Jesus, your Rock! He is the only One who will never leave you, forsake you, or fail you. He cannot make a promise to you that He will not keep, because it is impossible for Him to lie (Hebrews 6:18).
Perhaps you’re not feeling faint today; it may be that you are currently enjoying a season of great strength. Well, let me offer this exhortation: Don’t wait for your strength to run low! Call out to Jesus, your Rock, and be recharged by the infinite power source He offers to you. This is the Source that always keeps you from fainting, even when you find yourself feeling faint.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!