Crown Point at Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:2 KJV
I am God Most High—when you are faint, I give you new perspective.
I am your Rock, higher than the valley of limited vision.
In the midst of life’s sinking sand, I am your Stability and Confidence.
In conflicts and sorrows, do as William Cushing* recommends in his hymn
“Hiding in Thee”—fly to the Rock that is higher than you.
From your dark valley of despair, view mountains in the distance.
In your desperate situation, look forward to the daybreak of joy.
Whatever your angst, I am your Hope.
I am Almighty God—when you are fearful, I surround and protect you.
I am your Refuge, towering high above the valley of limited valor.
In the midst of life’s storms, I am your Security and Courage.
In tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea, hide in the Rock of Ages.*
I am your Solid Rock in a quicksand world.
I am your Mighty Fortress in a dangerous world.
I am your Shield in a demon-infested world.
I am your Strong Point in an impersonal, uncaring world.
Whatever your anxieties, I am your Hiding Place.
I am God of your life—when you are fragmented, I hold you together.
I am your Residence, high above the valley of limited victory.
In the midst of life’s stress, I am your Sanity and Calm.
In conflict, pressed by the foe, flee to Me and breathe out your woe.*
Whatever your address, I am your Home.
I am God above gods—when you are frustrated, I focus your heart.
I am your Resolve, higher in meaning than the valley of limited value.
In the midst of life’s sin, I am your Sanctification and Celebration.
Looking for light in the darkness, joy in your sorrow, grace in your sin?
Whatever your ambition, I am your Higher Ground.
© Pastor Johnny R. Almond, Day214 Gentle Whispers from Eternity