“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)
We have a rescue. There is a power that we can call upon and claim when things seem overwhelming and we can’t get our bearings. No matter how far away from good we feel, God is always right where we are; ready to respond with grace, guidance, and peace. Even the inspired psalmist, who praised God often and poetically, was faced with crises, and confusion. Yet he was perhaps clear enough only to know where he must turn.
When our hearts are overwhelmed, when we feel emotional, alone, confused, disappointed, afraid, we can find our escape in God. We can let ourselves be lifted to that rock that is higher than we are, higher than the ego that would claim so much worry, doubt, and lack of peace. We can escape that sense of self that feels vulnerable and mortal for that Christ-Truth of our being—the rock that is the divine Mind, the one powerful and true Mind, the Ego that is always right and clear and real.
Our prayer is a release from a self-perspective to a God-perspective. It is giving up that personal sense that would try to separate us from good and from that heart of Love that is never overwhelmed but always full, loving, safe, clear, and at peace.
No matter where we seem to be, we are truly always in God’s loving presence. We can call upon Him at any time. We can let Him lead us to His healing, assuring, triumphant rock, the saving grace of divine Love.
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