I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121
Psalm 121 is one of my favorite Psalms because it tells me so much about the character of my Lord. I often need to be reminded that the Lord is my helper. He is the powerful God who created the entire world we live in and enjoy. But He also cares about me… the simple things in my life like when I slip or when I’m weary. He watches over not only the entire universe… but He also watches over me! He does not take a break from protecting me… He is always guarding my life, day or night. He keeps me from harm, He directs my steps, He watches over me!
What comfort these truths bring to my soul. When I’m weary and feel like I’m in a valley, I can look up and remember that the help I need comes from God. When I’m slipping, I have the promise that my God will always watch over me. When I’m discouraged and feel alone, I know that God is with me, protecting and guiding me.
Its easy to let feelings take control of our lives. But we have promises of God that do not change with the weather. These truths about God are true no matter how we feel, what we are experiencing, and no matter what struggle we face. Let us find comfort in our God who never changes.
Prayer: Thank you Father that I can look to You. Thank you that you are faithful. Give me the strength I need to keep looking to You in faith. I’m grateful that you are bigger than my trials, my fears and my struggles. I trust in You and I look to You alone for the hope and strength I need.