The rock has not changed. She however, has grown considerably in the ensuing years.
Her comments caused me to think of how my perspective has changed over the years. Obstacles that once seemed insurmountable can now be conquered.
The reason for this is my reliance on Jesus. He is the rock on which I stand.
As I grow in my relationship with him, the problems of life become easier to deal with. They have not necessarily changed, but I have. When my faith in him grows, difficulties seem to shrink.
I know Jesus will lift me from the slimy pit and set my feet on a rock, the firm foundation he provides.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4 NIV)
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. (Psalm 40:2 NIV)