"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Recently, I was reminded through creation how faithful God's promise to His children has been and will continue to be. As I was walking along the Hawaiian coast line; waves assaulting the shoreline and casting spray many feet around as they crashed against the rocks; I stumbled upon this tiny little rock that had been shaped into a heart. At first it was just a rock I found on the ground, but then, after some thought, God gave more revelation into something small having tremendous impact in all our lives.
This little rock had been chiseled away on the seaboard from the varying degrees of the shoreline elements; saltwater, sun, constant wind and currents churning up the seas pounding on the coastline. The outcome of all these components resulted in what you see; a solid heart-shaped rock.
There are times in my life where I feel like I'm this little rock under the weight of the waves, being trampled by broken hearts, sin, grief, everyday stress and feeling alone in a hurtful world. The sin consequence constantly reminding me of my weakness; and the opposite, the victory against the sin. The beauty in the waves is how they bring life to the sea creating an important role in the ecosystem. Walking along the coastline, the waves resembled my faith.
The honest truth is this; some moments in my life, faith is all I have left and others, where I try to do this on my own. Times when I feel everything about me is being reshaped; chiseled away by the repeating sets of waves. But, in the end, one thing remains: God is still my Rock.
"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." Psalm 40:2
I pray today that as the waves of life continue to swell, so does your faith, my faith, as we together seek more truth, healing and restoration in all aspects of our lives. I pray for those who feel alone to seek out the Rock that is so ever near to them. As the water churns and tosses you around, may you find your firm footing and grab onto the Truth that can set you free.
"I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me
About the Author
Stephanie is a stay-at-home mommy to four little blessings. Married for 16 years, Tim and Stephanie find new ways to enjoy intimate time together while raising the young family.