He’s trying, but he won’t be taking me out.

When the ground beneath my feet gives way

And I hear the sound of crashing waves

All my world is washing out to sea

I’m hidden safe in the God who never moves

Holding fast to the promise of the truth

That You are holding tighter still to me
The Rock won’t move and His word is strong

The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone

The Rock won’t move and His word is strong

The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone

The Rock of our Salvation
My hope is in the promise of Your blood

My support within the raging flood

Even in the tempest, I can sing

I’m hidden safe in the God who never moves

Holding fast to the promise of Your truth

That You are holding tighter still to me
Woah, woah

Woah, the Rock of our salvation
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand

The Rock won’t move, the Rock won’t move

When darkness seems to hide His face

I rest in His unchanging grace

The Rock won’t move, the Rock won’t move

The Rock Won’t Move, Vertical Church Band

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The other day I went down to the lake to unwind after work. I needed to uncoil my nerves from a busy day and get my mind off of what lies ahead of me tomorrow at work and focus on the here and now. I turned on the radio to hear Susie, my mother in law, interviewing Peter Haas of Substance Chuch. Peter was saying something about God asking much of us and then blessing us as we obey. It struck a chord in me. I’ve been missing something. In the chaos of the last year, I’ve gotten off track in so many ways. I’ve been feeling defeated. I haven’t even been praying.

So as I sat at our little park by the lake, I began to let my thoughts wonder up towards God. In other words, I began to pray….

What have I been missing? Where did I go wrong? Where is all this anxiety coming from? Why can’t I rest in you and enjoy life? Why does everything feel wrong? 

I realized that the enemy has been trying to take me out in a very subtle way. He’s made everything around me feel trivial. He’s made it so hard for me to enjoy the most basic thing. But as I listened to the above song by Vertical Church and gazed out at the lake, I got the smallest taste of something bigger. My eyes began to open to the joy of the Lord and taking full pleasure in everything he’s created.

The enemy has blinded me to all things good, pure, holy and beautiful. But according to this song, the Rock won’t move and his love is strong. The Rock won’t move and his love can’t be undone. 

And so, I fixed my eyes on the Rock. Let everything else fall away, let the skies clear and the sun shine bright. May all lies, and all forms of deceit, melt in the shadow of the Rock. May my heart sing at His faithfulness and rejoice in the life He gives! 

There’s more: There’s hope. There’s a life just waiting to be embraced so we can thrive. 

When you don’t know which step to take or where to set your eyes, remember the Rock. Cling to his promises, and let the lies fall away and the truth take root in your heart once again. 

 

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