Comes From The Lord"
In my worship time this morning,
I read Psalm 121. These verses describe the safety that
is found in our Lord.
“I will lift up my eyes to
the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help
comes from the Lord” (vv 1-2). When this psalm was
written, robbers lived in the mountains, waiting for
innocent travelers to become their unsuspecting victims.
Not only that, wild animals also posed a threat.
Needless to say, traveling on these remote hilly roads
must have caused anxiety and fear. Those were scary
Sometimes, our lives can be like
mountainous scary territory. Often times we are exposed
to danger more than we are aware of; and this psalm
directs and encourages us to rest ourselves in our
confidence in God, and by faith to put ourselves under
His protection and commit ourselves to His care.
Some of us “borrow trouble” by
looking to the future and wondering what dangers lurk:
What if I or someone I love gets sick? What if I lose my
job? But, remember this: the Lord is our helper; He
alone is able to protect us, regardless of what lies
ahead. Friends and relatives can offer limited
assistance, but God knows everything and has all the
power necessary to rescue us.
“He will not let your foot
slip—he who watches over you will neither slumber nor
sleep.” The Holy Spirit directs and empowers us; the
Word lights our path so we do not slip. This psalm
teaches us to comfort ourselves in the Lord when
difficulties and dangers are greatest. It is the
almighty wisdom and almighty power of God that works the
safety of those who put themselves under His protection.
He is a wakeful, watchful Keeper; he is never weary; not
only does He not sleep, but He does not so much as
slumber. When we find ourselves in danger and afraid,
thankfully, we have a loving Father who leads us to
safety. Under His care we can rest with delight and
assurance. I’m glad I belong to Him!