God Never Changes

Devotional

You’re Standing on a Rock


There’s a line in one of my favorite songs that says, “When the earth all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock I stand. When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock.” 


When my husband died, it felt as if the world all around me was sinking sand. Maybe you’ve been there—maybe you’re there now. The bottom has fallen out. Your very foundation has been shaken. But there is a place to stand, a rock to firmly hold on to that won’t move or shift. That rock is God. He is faithful, and His promises are yes and amen.


In Luke 6, Jesus said, “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.” 


A house built on a rock is established; it’s grounded. When the storms of life come (which they always do), if your house is built upon this rock, it will remain standing. 


In Matthew 16, Jesus asked His disciples, Who do you think I am? Peter answered, You are the Christ. To that Jesus said, Blessed are you, Simon, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 


The word rock in this verse is referring to the rock-solid revelation that Peter had regarding who Jesus really is. There were plenty of people who saw Jesus and His miracles, but they didn’t understand that He was the Son of God who had come to save the world from sin. Peter did understand this truth, and God built His church on this powerful, immoveable understanding.


In Christ, you are standing on a solid rock, an unchanging foundation. The gates of hell cannot prevail against you. Nothing moves or changes God! He is a solid rock on which you can build your life.