Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalms 61:1-2)

Large rocks, (boulders) will forever hold a special place in my heart. Raised in a rural Central NY State neighborhood, rocks were as common as the ground they occupied. One in particular, was located close to our home, directly beside the road. Locals designated it as the big rock.

Before I had grown old enough to leave our yard alone, Mom took me by the hand and walked me up the road to the big rock. There, she lifted me and sat me atop the rock for snapshots. I ask you, what little six-shooter-cowgirl wouldn't want her picture taken on top of a big rock?

Rocks symbolize strength and security. I am weak; I often feel insecure. God is strong; he offers security. I have a choice; I'm free to wallow in my weakness or to cling to God, He is a solid rock.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. (Philippians 4:13)

Lord, you know that I am often weak; I feel fearful and insecure. Through faith, I climb up into your lap. You are the rock that I cling to in the storms of life. Christ, you are bigger than all my problems. I trust you. In Jesus name, Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.