Daily Archives: April 17, 2012

The Rock that is Higher Than I

While I enjoy living in Oman, every now and then I get a cold and sharp reminder that there are individuals who seek nothing less than my complete destruction.  I must remind myself that they can have no power over me if the Lord is on my side.  If He has not granted their attacks to succeed, then what have I to fear?

Psalm 61

 1 Hear my cry, O God;
   listen to my prayer.

 2 From the ends of the earth I call to You,
   I call as my heart grows faint;
   lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.
3 For You have been My Refuge,
   a Strong Tower against the foe.

 4 I long to dwell in Your tent forever
   and take refuge in the shelter of Your Wings.
5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
   You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your Name.

 6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
   his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
   appoint Your love and faithfulness to protect him.

 8 Then I will ever sing in praise of Your Name
   and fulfill my vows day after day.”