Faith Is Not always Easy!

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NLT)

 

 

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“My Help 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 times!

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!

 

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