“When my heart  is overwhelmed: lead me to The Rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 62:2

This is a powerful prayer is it not?

I am sure there have been times in all our lives when we have felt completely overwhelmed. Life’s heartaches and struggles come in different ways and with varying intensity. Some just niggle away, others  completely take from us, strength and energy but whatever form they take they are part of the wear and tear of life…

Very few people escape difficult and challenging periods in their life and the Psalmist didn’t either. The heart is described as being overwhelmed or it could say that the heart is  smothered not able to do its proper function not able to power the rest of the body. When the heart is paralysed we need led, we need guided to a safe place.

Sometimes it is hard to find solid ground in the middle of all the changing situations and circumstances of life. So take these words to heart. I believe they are for us at this time – in our lives and the life of the church. This verse has been hugely significant personally and I hope and pray it will bless you too.

As we move into another chapter of Parish life please  remember that you are not alone. Please know God has  provided a place of safety, a place where we are accepted, even with all our weakness and struggles.

It is a place that cannot be reached without the help of others and so I offer you this powerful verse as a prayer. How can we pray? We can cry out anywhere, anytime and especially if our heart is overwhelmed, and ask God to lead us to the rock that is higher, so much higher than any of us. Please be  encouraged please put your hand into the hand of the Rock of Ages.

With love from The Rectory Family