according to dictionary definition, a rock is a relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; one that is similar to or suggestive of a mass of stone in stability, firmness or dependability. in the Holy Bible, the Lord is always referred to as our rock. during times of weakness and despair, we are strengthened by the truth that the rock of our lives is the Lord. the Lord provides our stability because He is ever present in our lives no matter how we often we take Him for granted. the Lord is firm in a way a father disciplines his child not to punish but to give direction. the Lord is dependable. whenever we are weighed down, He always lifts us up until we are able to stand and walk again. but still, He stays on, ready to catch us when we start falling down again. if only we trust in THE ROCK.