We all know this feeling.
We’re wedged in by trials and tribulations
and cannot escape.
We twist and squirm, but get scraped and wounded.
We can’t walk away, because this is our life, our family, or our job.
We can’t wiggle free, we’re bound to these circumstances.
We can’t make it go away.
We must stay in our circumstances between
a rock and a hard place.
Is this where you are?
You might wonder where the Lord is if
the boulders of tribulation have blocked your faith.
He’s much nearer than you believe.
I will put you in the cleft of the rock
and cover you with My hand
until I have passed by.
Moses asked to see the Lord’s glory.
The Lord agreed to pass by,
but had to shield him from the full power
of His presence.
Moses had to be in the cleft of the rock
for the glory to be revealed.
What have you asked of the Lord?
To be like Him?
To know Him more completely?
To be conformed to His image?
To be used?
We need those hard places in our lives.
And the rock scraping your elbows?
It isn’t any ol’ rock.
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the
Rock of our salvation.
Stop squirming, stop trying to escape.
You’re in between
The Rock and a hard place,
covered by His Hand.
Wait patiently, my friend.
His glory will be revealed.