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Rock: used to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard.

I went to a conference in Tennessee once and, like most places, they had music playing in the background before it started. However, unlike other places I’ve been to, it wasn’t a long playlist with many different songs to listen to. Instead, they had the same songs play on repeat for the whole weekend. 

By the time the conference ended, I had every song memorized. Years later, I’ve forgotten all the songs, except for one. 

There was this one song that was incredibly catchy, and I made sure to add it to my personal playlist. As I was getting ready one morning this week, the song popped in my head and I began to sing it. And I thought about the lyrics.

“I go to the Rock of my Salvation. I go to the Stone that the builders rejected. I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me. 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.”

Someone that’s a rock is someone who is “extremely strong” and reliable. 

Do you know anyone stronger than the God of the universe who created all, knows all, and can do all? I don’t!

Do you know someone more reliable than the God who never leaves us, never forsakes us? Then the God who stays with us in our good times and bad times; who sent His son to die for our sins; who is consistent and never changing? Who is more reliable than our Heavenly Father? No one!

Our God is truly our Rock. So this week, run to the Rock. Stand on the Rock. Whatever you need, you can surely find it in our Rock. Don’t forget that.

Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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