“Do not fear nor be shaken! Haven’t I foretold it, announcing it to you ahead of time? You are my witnesses, so tell me, is there any god besides me? There is no other Rock of shelter; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8 TPT
I’m really enjoying going through Isaiah again. I love how God keeps revealing Himself over and over and over. In this verse, we see Him as the Rock of shelter. I always think about a rock as being a sure foundation, but did you know that a rock can shelter as well? It really does.
I remember being on the mountain that stood next to the small village we lived in when our family moved to Haiti. If my memory serves me correctly, my sisters and I made the journey with our cousin Becky and her friend, Colleen. When we arrived, the wind began blowing in waves and cycles, the rain came down the same. We didn’t know it at the time, but a hurricane was passing by. To keep from being blown away, we took refuge in a cave formed out of the rocks. In the morning, we made our way back down to our house, safe and sound.
Nothing to fear when God is near. If you look, you’ll find He’s already declared the end from the beginning and we win! It doesn’t mean there won’t be a battle to fight. It doesn’t mean we won’t carry scars we’ve picked up in those battles, but He is always faithful to His Word. He won’t leave us or forsake us. Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean He’s not still working. He’s our Rock and rocks aren’t easily moved!
So if you find yourself in a storm and the wind is blowing ferociously, hide behind the Rock for He will protect you from the storm. If your enemies are pursing you, plant yourself behind the Rock, He will hide you there so that no one can find you. If the water is rising and your peace is being threatened, climb onto the Rock and go to His highest point, for He will keep you from drowning.
Whatever you need Him to be, He is. Let He who forever is, be who you forever need.