“In this world you will have tribulation, trials, distress and frustrations.” John 16:33a
Where do we run when the things that were warned of in the Bible in John 16:33 come to pass in our lives, as well as our family and friends’ lives? I hear some say that they run to their preacher. Some to a psychologist. Some say that they just go to bed and cover their head and pretend it will go away. One thing about growing older is hopefully we grow a little wiser. If we know Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we have a Rock in which to run.
The phone rings and the voice on the line says, “Your grandbaby is on the way to the hospital. Mom, I have cancer. Your son has had a bad car wreck. Your best friend’s husband just died. Your husband (wife) has cancer.” I could go on as many of you have already experienced or may soon get that unexpected phone call. What do we do? Where do we run? Our gracious heavenly Father has already planned for everything that we will ever face in this life.
John 16:33b. I have told you these things so that you may have peace and confidence.
Psalm 61:1 Hear my cry; O God listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth, I call to You. I cry as my heart grows faint. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my Rock, and Fortress, and my Deliverer. My God, my strength, in Whom I will trust, my Buckler, and the Horn of my salvation.
Psalm 28:1 Unto You do I cry, O Lord, My Rock.
Psalm 31:3 For Thou art my Rock and fortress.
Psalm 62:7b The Rock of my strength, my refuge, is in God.
When trouble comes, and it has or will, let’s RUN TO THE ROCK, Who, is our strength and powerful God!