“Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”Isaiah 44:8
Anxious, worried, and fretting about our homes, cars, schools, bills, retirement, health… you name it! This is who we are when we do not recognize Jesus as our Rock. While busy building protective fences, we ignore our spiritual security in Him. Paralyzed by worry, we forget the strong foundation He provides. We make decisions based on our fears, walking by sight instead of faith.
Our Savior is always present to provide a firm footing. The only basis for security is the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jeremiah 10:12 says God founded the world by His exquisite power and wisdom and understanding. Then He sent His Son to be the surpassing, rock-strong foundation of our faith.
While plans to ensure our physical and financial protection have an appropriate place in earthly life, spiritual protection is based upon no other Rock than our Lord Jesus. No need to tremble. No need to be afraid. We are the Lord’s witnesses. The person Jesus Christ is our framework for life and its cares. All other foundations fail.
“On Christ the solid Rock we stand./ All other ground is sinking sand.” (Edward Mote, 1834)