I thought I would share another hymn with you. They are my favorite.
Yesterday we sang “The Solid Rock,” together at church. The words are profound and help us to respond to Jesus as the immoveable, unchangeable, and trustworthy King that He is. Christ is the solid rock in which we find all our forgiveness, hope, and peace. Everything else can wither away and disappoint our souls, but Jesus is eternal and longs to save our souls. Please meditate on the words of this hymn and soak it all up. Remember that Jesus’s blood and righteousness is all the hope we need!
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
—Edward Mote (1797-1874)
I am reminded of Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.“
During parts of my life, I have questioned my salvation, my worth and my significance in relation to God. I struggled with understanding and accepting the idea that ALL my sins were FORGIVEN (even the ones I seemed unable to stop doing). I struggled with the idea of finding my worth and identity out in the world and in the workplace. I always wanted to make other people happy and have them think well of me. Sadly, I wanted the praise. I also struggled with the doctrine of adoption found so clearly laid out in Scripture. The idea of being a a true CHILD of GOD really blew my mind.
I am so grateful that the Lord would show me His Gospel and the truth that He soeaks over those who trust Him. God is so good and I am so comforted to know that, by His grace, I really am forgiven (of ALL my sin: past, present, & future). Jesus is that powerful! I am truly counted as righteous because of Jesus. I am truly counted as worthy and accepted because of Jesus. I am truly a beloved daughter of God because of Jesus. He will never leave me and never forsake me. He is my SOLID ROCK on which I will forever stand. Praise Jesus!
How have you seen Christ as the rock in your own life? I’d love to hear about it.