Jesus Your Immovable Rock

“The Lord is my rock, my protection, my Savior. My God is my rock. I can run to him for safety. He is my shield and my saving strength, my defender” (Ps. 18:2, NCV).

I said to a friend not long ago, “It feels like I’m in deep waters, and I can’t feel anything solid under my feet.” That was my way of expressing the sense of uncertainty that I was experiencing. Nearly immediately, Holy Spirit brought a song to mind that I hadn’t listened to in a long time, of which I did not remember the words. At His nudge, I found it and listened to it.

It was Phil Wickam’s, “The Secret Place.” As I listened and hummed along, Holy Spirit pointed out part of the lyrics:

“You are the Rock on which I stand
You will not let me go
I know that I am safe inside Your hands”

Yes. My Rock. Jesus is the solid surface under my feet. It’s Him. It’s my Savior. He is the Rock on which I stand.

So I wanted to share that with you today. During these times of uncertainty, even if it feels like we are lost in immense deep waters, we are not. If we put our feet down, there He is. Our Rock. Under our feet, we will find firm solidity. Immovable steadfastness. Unshakable safety. Unfailing strength.

Once He imparted that word to my spirit that day, He kept repeating it afterwards. I think it’s come up about ten times now, whether in articles, emails, verses shared by others, blog posts, social media, others songs, and so on. He really, really wants me (and you) to get it.

One of His creative ways of reiterating His point was to bring my attention to a page in my volume of Inspiring Psalms. This is the NLT version of the Book of Psalms, interspersed with verses to color. I absolutely love it. Look at what page He used to grab my attention (now colored by me):

Yes, indeed.

“The Lord is my rock, my protection, my Savior. My God is my rock. I can run to him for safety. He is my shield and my saving strength, my defender” (Ps. 18:2, NCV).

By the way, here is Phil’s song, if you, too, need Holy Spirit to minister this truth to your heart today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnf4X86iylY

P.S. I highly, highly recommend putting on worship music, coloring, and soaking in His presence. This has been a lifesaver for me during quarantine.

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Have you incorporated coloring, or other forms of artistic expression, into your devotional times? If so, what are your observations about this practice?

21 thoughts on “Jesus Your Immovable Rock

  1. Jennifer, I have not but may do as you suggested, in using a talent [gift] from God while I pray and worship the Lord. Art has been a part of my joy in life for as long as I can remember. It has brought me comfort in some of my most sorrowful days. Watching Spirit move through me in forming something from my mind and heart, has allowed me to give thanks for this ability. Most all of my work I have done, I have given away as a gift to those who desired them. In recent weeks, in the midst of solitude and time to be still, I have purchased the basics to re-enter into this special gift of art. God has opened my eyes to many things that may be the foundation of this timely adventure. YES, our God is our rock, and He alone can “draw” our attention back to what He offers – PEACE, JOY and security, during times of trouble. Thank you, Jennifer. In His Holy Service Always – Len

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    1. How absolutely wonderful, Brother Len! I am thrilled to hear that you have that outlet! That is a precious gift from the Father indeed. I bet your pieces given to others have meant so much to them!

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  2. Thank you for inspirational blog. I remember the old song and this is part of my worship in these days of uncertainty.

    ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND……….All other things are shifting sand.
    ON HIM ALONE I STAND. Amen and Amen.

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  3. Jennifer, I appreciate your sharing of Phil’s song. Jesus is indeed our immovable rock, and His presence fuels my hope every day during these challenging times. When I am doing my morning devotions, I sometimes listen to Christian music. Lately, I have enjoyed listening to some of the more traditional hymns. My devotional time brings me closer to our Lord, which inspires some of my poetry writing. God’s peace!

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    1. Ohh yes, the hymns are glorious bastions of truth, love, and strength! What riches they add to our lives! Do you have any particular artists that you like listening to, who sing hymns? I rejoice to hear that the Lord is meeting you during these challenging times and pouring into you what you need. What a special outlet your poetry is, too!

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