Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott


April 26, 2011

Dear Friend,

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by something going on in your life, in the life of someone you care about or in the wider world?


Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:1-2*


You and I know what it means to have an overwhelmed heart. I love David’s expression, “The rock that is higher than I.” This is not just any old rock upon which we lean.  


This is the rock that is above you and me.


This is the rock whose size, stability and strength exceed all others.


This is the Rock of Ages!


There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.” I Samuel 2:2


When your heart is overwhelmed, cry out to the Lord who loves you and seek his face and his loving embrace.


King David explained why he cried out to his God, “For you have been a refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.” Psalm 61:3


Our Lord is your refuge. Cry out to him. Lean on the Rock that is higher than you!


With joy - E. Stanley Ott

Copyright 2011 E. Stanley Ott

*Scripture from the KJV