Quick Thought – Friday, April 28, 2017


Psalm 61:1-4

…from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I
Psalm 61:2


No matter where you’re standing right now, there is some place that is higher and stronger. Even if you were to climb to the top of Mount Everest – the highest point in the world – there would still be a place even higher.

God is always greater and higher than any place we can aspire to. We can’t climb higher than God. We can’t make ourselves stronger than God. People have tried since the beginning of time and failed. In fact, the very first sin in the Garden of Eden was an attempt to outdo God – and that clearly didn’t turn out well. And the builders of the Tower of Babel quickly found out that God won’t be outdone. As quickly as they had attempted to build a structure to climb higher than God, He reminded them that their efforts would never be successful.

The good news is that we frequently need God to be that big and strong. Life throws us curves on an almost daily basis. And the Lord is the “rock that is higher than I.” He is our “strong tower” and His wings are our refuge. Today, if you get thrown a curve that looks too big to handle, look to the rock and the strong tower to find your refuge. God is ready, willing and able to shelter you.

Reflection copyright © 2017 Doug DeBolt.

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


About Douglas Blaine

Capnpen is a writer who was a newspaper and magazine journalist in a previous life. A college journalism major, he now works as an administrator, but gets his writing fix by blogging about a variety of topics, including politics, religion, movies and television. When he's not working or blogging, Capnpen spends time with his family, plays a little golf (badly) and loves to learn about virtually anything.
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