Take Me to the Rock That is Higher Than I
“From the ends of the earth I will call to you. I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalms 61:NIV)
My husband and I had been praying about where to go on vacation. And for some reason, I felt led to pray God would take me to the rock that is higher than I. I wasn’t sure I understood exactly what this verse meant, but I was soon to find out.
As we were leaving church one Sunday morning, we began visiting with a couple of friends. We told them we were thinking about a location for a vacation. They asked us if we had ever been to Sedona, Arizona, to which we replied, “No.” They began to tell us of the beauty of Sedona and told us we might want to visit there.
On the way home from church, we stopped by Walmart to pick up a few things we needed to go on vacation. As we were checking out, I noticed the lady in front of us was purchasing some boots and on the outside of the box was the word, Sedona. I couldn’t believe it.
We then got back in our car and began driving home. As we were exiting the freeway, I looked up only to discover the billboard with the word Sedona on it. It was an advertisement for a neighborhood I had never seen before. And again, I could hardly believe it, but felt it was the confirmation we needed to go to Sedona, Arizona.
As we drove into Sedona, we began to see and experience some of the beauty our friends had mentioned. On our second day in Sedona we drove around viewing the majestic rocks coming right up out of the ground, and it was breathtaking.
While viewing some of the tallest rocks, it was if I could hear God say, “If you were to climb to the tallest rock in Sedona, you would never be able to see as far down the road as I do as your Rock.” In that moment, I found myself relaxing in the fact I could not see and did not need to see, because, God as my Rock had it all under control and knew what lay ahead. And He would take care of me no matter what was coming my way.
Father, continue to teach us to walk in today and not worry about what’s up ahead. And when we forget, give us the assurance you are in control when we need it most. In Jesus’ name. Amen.