The Rock that is Higher

From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
— Psalm 61:2

Weariness, trouble, and suffering are unwelcome visitors. Yet they bring with them a gift. They have at times caused a Christian to call out to God when that same Christian may have been silent or comfortable in apathy. So CH Spurgeon says,

When the huge waves of trouble wash over me, and I am completely submerged, not only as to my head, but also my heart. It is hard to pray when the very heart is drowning, yet gracious men plead best at such times. Tribulation brings us to God, and brings God to us. Faith’s greatest triumphs are achieved in her heaviest trials. It is all over with me, affliction is all over me; it encompasses me as a cloud, it swallows me up like a sea, it shuts me in with thick darkness, yet God is near, near enough to hear my voice, and I will call him.
— Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 56-87 (Vol. 3, p. 40).

And so I wonder what it is for you this afternoon that resonates with our psalm reading today. Know this, Christian, that in your distress you may not only call out to God but know that he answers. And know that your request to be delivered has already been answered. There is a rock and a foundation to which the Lord brings us in trial. It is none other than salvation in his Jesus, the Christ. 

Could God give you a greater gift this afternoon than to cause you to cry out for help and then to certainly bring you to Christ?