Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.

“Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” ~ Psalm 61:1-2, NKJV

“For He will conceal me there when troubles come;
    He will hide me in His sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.” ~ Psalm 27:5-6, NLT

Lead Me to The Rock That is Higher Than I

Lord, I’m so thankful I can depend on You. I’m so thankful for Your longsuffering, especially when I drag my feet in surrender. I want You to lead me to the Rock that is higher than I, but I’ll need a boost — a foothold to find my way up.

Clearly, I trust You to take care of me, so why am I struggling so? I hear You whisper, Let not Your heart be troubled. You remind me to be anxious for nothing but in everything with thanksgiving let my requests be made known to You … and You will take care of the rest.

lead me to the Rock that is higher than I

But like Paul, the things I want to do, I don’t do, and the things I don’t want to do, I do.

I see You standing before me — my Rock my Fortress, my God. You are my sure place. Would You lift my chin so that my eyes meet Yours? I’m not afraid when I look to You. I’m no longer overwhelmed when my gaze is locked with Yours.

But when I slip and look around, I lose my footing and I am quickly overcome by my circumstances.

Forgive me Lord. I need Your help to keep my eye on You — to guard my heart against the assaults of the enemy. When my mind is stayed on You, I will be kept in perfect peace.

I see Your hand reaching out to me. I hear Your voice saying, Come to Me. I will give you rest.

I’m Coming Lord!

I’m coming, Lord. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I … and just in case … will You give me a boost up if I start to slip?

Thank You, Lord. I praise You for Your love, for Your mercy and faithfulness towards me. You alone deserve all praise.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,



Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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