A Rock is a Rock
Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
Trust in the Lord always... The only way I can do something always is if that thing is always the same. There is no circumstance that wouldn’t be cause for trusting in the Lord. I can always trust in him for everything, and here’s why: He doesn’t change.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace... New ideas change, that makes them unreliable. But Jesus doesn’t change, and that is why we trust in him. He was trustworthy yesterday, so he will be trustworthy today and tomorrow and the tomorrows to come!
Trusting in and relying on something other than the One who never changes is as foolish as hoping that an ice cube won’t change its form of matter once it leaves the freezer. Trusting in money, favorable circumstances, and even in other people is like trusting unstable forms of matter won’t change. Money loses it’s value (or simply disappears), circumstances and status change, and people move away, get older, lose health and availability, and some even change their feelings about the ones they used to care about. Like ice to water. Not reliable. Not trustworthy.
For the Lord God is the eternal Rock... Comparing Jesus to a rock not only illustrates his strength but also illustrates the fact that Jesus is who he is all the time because so is a rock. A rock doesn’t change from a solid to a liquid or gas like other elements. Even if you bust up a rock with a sledge hammer all you have afterwards is a bunch of pieces of the same matter, just smaller. The rock is the rock.
Thank you for being strong, faithful, never- changing, and reliable. Help me to remember that you are to be trusted in FIRST and ALWAYS, for I do not want to fall into the trap of trusting in other people or money, status, or anything else for help or for a rich and satisfying life. That would be like trusting in matter that can be transformed into another form of matter. But you are like a rock, stable, reliable, secure. I love you and I love knowing these truths about you are true and good, and I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.