You Are My Rock Meaning
Definition: You make me feel safe and give me a strong foundation.
Origin of You’re My Rock
People think of rocks as strong, solid, and unchanging. To call a person a rock means the same thing. That person is someone you can always rely on to help and support you.
This expression likely is adapted from a similar one in the Bible. The Bible refers to God as a rock. This means that Christians can always turn to God when they are in trouble, or struggling with a crisis of faith, and find comfort.
One biblical example is Psalms 78:35:
- And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.
There are many more examples like this in the Bible.
Examples of You’re My Rock
In the conversation below, two friends are discussing a break up that one of them went through a few weeks ago.
Scott: You finally seem happy for the first time since your breakup! What happened?
Tony: Not what, but who. I met a new woman Sally. She’s really been my rock.
Scott: Does she know you recently got out of a long-term relationship?
Tony: Yes. I met her in a support group. She’s always there to listen to me when I’m feeling down, and to support me. She helps keep me strong.
Scott: Well, that’s good I guess. Just don’t become over reliant on her.
Two coworkers use the expression while talking about their parents.
Richard: My son has a school project. He has to interview me about who my hero is.
Miranda: Who did you choose?
Richard: I chose my dad. He was always my rock. I could always trust him to be there for me. If I was doing something stupid, or that didn’t make any sense, he would always help me see why it was a bad idea in a kind and loving way. When I felt like everything was falling apart I could trust him to be steady and a moral support.
This quote is from an athlete who credits her boyfriend as someone who always supports her.
- “I came down Trabuco Canyon to find Erik waiting. He escorted me all the way to the finish line. He is my rock. He taught me how to ride. He let me slack in work so I could train.” –OC Register
The second example is about a singer who is struggling with an illness, but whose trust in God is keeping him strong.
- “Please continue to pray for my full recovery. I know God is in control of my life, and his path will be made clear for my music career. He is my rock and salivation, and I trusting in him.”[sic] –USA Today
The phrase you’re my rock means you always are there to support me.