"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope" (Romans 15:13).
“He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:6).
There are many references in the Bible to the Lord being a Rock. This metaphor signifies that God is strong, immovable, and stable. He is our foundation—our ONLY fixed source of strength, protection, hope, and refuge. Moses wrote, “He is the Rock; His deeds are perfect. Everything He does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright He is!” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
In 1834, songwriter, Edward Mote, wrote the hymn, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” The chorus: “On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand,” references the illustration of two builders in Matthew 7:24-27. The “wise” builder listened to the teachings of Jesus and acted on them, metaphorically building a house (his life) on the solid rock. Heavy rain, flooding, and high wind couldn’t destroy the house because it was on a firm foundation. On the contrary, the foolish builder did not listen to or obey the Word of God—He built his house (his life) on the sand. The rain, floods, and wind collapsed his house because there was nothing to fortify it from shifting and sinking. When we build our lives on the firm foundation we have in Jesus, we can withstand any storm that comes our way.
Call to Action: Is Jesus your solid Rock? Read these verses and pray with us:
“The Lord is my Rock, my fortress, and my Savior; my God is my Rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety” (Psalm 18:2).
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11).
“No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2).
Prayer: Father God, we praise and thank You for being our Rock! Help us to be wise and listen to Your Word, building a firm foundation for our lives in You. Make us steadfast against anything that comes our way. In Your name, we pray, Amen!
Final Thought: There is no firmer foundation than Jesus, the solid Rock of our salvation!
On the Solid Rock, We Stand
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).
“The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:17-19).
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God" (Matthew 5:8).
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24- 26).
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
“God will let you laugh again; you’ll raise the roof with shouts of joy” (Job 8:20).
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).