A Piece of The Rock
ROCK
by David Duncan
Published on December 2, 2022
Categories: Spiritual Growth

A Piece of the Rock

By David Duncan

As a child, I remember a famous commercial for Prudential insurance. In the ad, a man stands out on his front porch after a tree just fell through his roof. His concerned neighbors come to investigate, but he calmly says, “It’s okay, I have a piece of the rock.” The intended message was that Prudential is strong and solid–able to handle any claim.

But an insurance company wasn’t the first to use this idea. King David wrote about it thousands of years before.

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:1-2

Here, we find not just a piece of the rock but peace IN the Rock–Jesus Christ. The psalmist cries out to God alone. He understands that other people cannot meet his greatest need, only the God who created him can do that.

We live in this world, but our true citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). This can make any believer feel cut off from God, especially during difficult times. But God IS listening and He STILL delivers.

The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17)

Not only does God hear the cry of the righteous, He rescues them Himself. He doesn’t set up a worthless customer service line (ever been there?) to create the illusion of helping people.

When it comes to his children, God takes care of everything (Romans 8:28).

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. Psalm 142:3

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David Duncan is an elementary music teacher in Oklahoma. He has a bachelor’s degree in music from Cameron University, and a master’s degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a second master’s in educational leadership.

 David is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He was a full-time minister for 14 years before becoming a teacher in 2004. He enjoys writing music. In addition to his 39 self-published songs, he also has written 215 blog posts found at the link below. David welcomes you to visit his blog and his music videos.

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2 Comments

  1. Alan

    What an uplifting post for my morning, thank you brother David. Incidentally “Lead Me To The Rock” is a good gospel song too.

    Reply
    • David Ray Duncan

      Thank you, Alan. We have similar musical tastes. If it’s not gospel or classical, I don’t listen to it!

      Reply

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