A Piece of the Rock

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 (Phillipians 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







26 responses to “A Piece of the Rock”

  1. Fay Ann Swearing Avatar

    Am grateful for the Rock especially in this time of uncertainty

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I appreciate the thought, Tanya!


  3. tanyaremkiv Avatar

    Also, I got nominated for the Liebster Award (which I did not know was a thing), but it’s super fun and encouraging to take part in. I nominated you 🙂 but totally no pressure if you don’t want to do it. https://tanyaremkiv.com/2021/02/06/liebster-award-nomination/

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  4. tanyaremkiv Avatar

    Thank you for being so sensitive to His voice! This is encouraging.

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m sure I’m not the first to say it, but God put it in my heart.
    You’re most welcome. Thank YOU for reading and commenting so often. I always appreciate your thoughts. Blessings

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  6. Alan Kearns Avatar

    I really like that phrase “peace IN the Rock!” Thank you for this great encouragement brother, God bless you.

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  7. Ladysag77 Avatar

    Yes, it’s and it helps me tremendously. I use these types of mantras when I’m out and about, especially in big crowds. My pleasure David 🥰

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes. But you tied them all together!

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Best insurance. Best uniform. Best coach. God is the best-est!

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Sally. You get to live on “The Rock” and “In the ROCK 🪨 “ of Christ! I am grateful for your interaction. Blessings, always.

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes. It’s easier to be a rock for others when you have the ROCK of ages to stand on! Thank you, and God Bless.

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I am eternally loved and supported by God. That would make a great mantra to say when I’m feeling a bit down. Thanks!

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. Christ is the 🪨 Rock!

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Angel. I’m always encouraged by your comments. God Bless.


  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Betty. I’m sure glad God delivers from EVERYTHING. Enjoy your Sunday, and the Super Bowl, if you and Dan like 🏈.

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  16. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Jesus, best insurance, ever!

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  17. Sally Avatar

    Thanks, David, great post.

    Our island, Newfoundland, is literally a huge rock in the middle in the Atlantic.
    Locals affectionally call this place ‘The Rock’.
    Let us continue to grow in trust in Christ, our rock and our salvation. 🌷🤗

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  18. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I love this. Oh, how many times I have been glad that God is a rock, and has been my rock! Blessings on your day, David.

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  19. Ladysag77 Avatar

    Definitely a “satisfaction guaranteed” experience when we pray and ask God for guidance. Eternally loved and supported. Beautiful 😍

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  20. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.

    Thanks for this timely reminder. Our peace is found in the Rock of Ages.

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  21. Musings&Roses Avatar

    So comforting!
    I can spot one of my favourite psalms.
    Thank you for the reminder that God is always with me. 🙏

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  22. Betty Avatar

    Thanks, David. I needed to read Psalm 34:17 today. I will remember that quote when I say my prayers. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    How true! Maybe I should have said, “Eventual satisfaction guaranteed.”

    In heaven nobody takes stuff back to the store.

    I welcome your regular input. Thank you!

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  24. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    I love that you added “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. We just need to realize that God’s definition of satisfaction & ours might be vastly different. When I doubt….choose God.

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