When I am afraid I will trust in You! Psalm 56:3
This verse was handed to me a couple of months ago on a rock. A painted rock to be exact. Granddaughters Anna and Ellie gave one to Marty and to me.
How appropriate that this verse is transcribed by little hands on a solid piece of rock.
For when we are truly afraid, there is only one way to get help – from the Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ.
When things seem to not make sense in this life, reversals, upside down happenings, the ‘I don’t understand but I trust You’ stuff, then I can hold in my hand this rock with the verse written on it, an icon that points me to the truth, Jesus.
Anna and Ellie told me that they read the story of David and Goliath, then followed up this story by painting these rocks.
How appropriate for King David to write down this remembrance of His God, Psalm 56:3. For there were many times when he was caught between a rock and a hard place and he held onto the Rock.
And it was literally a rock, a smooth stone that killed the giant Goliath.
That handpicked smooth stone/rock was David’s choice of redemption at that moment when faced with almost certain death.
As I begin to walk through this year 2012, there are swirling about a number of uncertainties, places in my life where things seem to be turning out quite differently from the way I had anticipated.
While I spend my days walking between the Rock and those hard places, sometimes feeling like I park too long at the hard places, I know in my heart that there is a solid, never moving Rock that I must hold onto.
So today, I choose to embrace the Rock, Jesus Christ, as I hold in my hand an iconic hand painted orange rock with the written words When I am afraid I will trust in you!