Psalms 121 – “I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” NKJV
It is another beautiful morning in the DFW area, cool temperatures 46 degrees, slight Southerly breeze blowing, train horns shattering the morning silence, coffee temperature perfect and my Bible providing needed nourishment. In conversation with the Lord, these passages came up regarding HELP.
Like the Psalmist, we find ourselves facing possible or imminent attack from time to time in our lives. The Psalmist was looking to the hills (mountains) and asked where is my help coming from? Was he looking to the natural mountains? Was he looking to heaven? Was he looking to Jerusalem? No matter, he identifies where his help is coming from – – The LORD who made heaven and earth. He was looking to the one who will not allow our feet to slip. The one who does not sleep or slumber. The one sustains keeps or protects us in EVERYTHING. He is our covering to keep us from being burned by either the sun or the trouble. He is the one who preserves us from all evil and preserves our soul as we go out and come in. He is our fortress, our defender, our protector, our deliverer, our guide and our counselor.
More than once in my life, I have experienced this protective care and keeping of the Lord. He would make a way when there seemed to be no way. He came through when there was help from no other source. He has come through financially providing funds when an emergency had arisen that without His miracle my family and I would be devastated. He has provided healing when I faced cancer’s sentence of death and numerous other times when the physical condition prevented me from accomplishing His purposes for that time. He has provided wise counsel with a clear path to victory when there was confusion and searching for the way. He has provided the loving touch of His hand when loneliness and despair had set in and lifted me from the pit of self-pity back onto the solid foundation of victory. He has been my provider, defender, protector, guide, friend, counselor and LORD in so many instances that time will not allow me to include here.
WHERE IS MY HELP? Where is my country’s help? Where is my family’s help? It is coming from the LORD! He has promised that if we CALL unto HIM He will ANSWER us! Lord, I’m calling confident that you are answering! As in the Old Western movies, the U.S. Cavalry is coming in the nick of time. The Christ of Calvary will be ON TIME, EVERY TIME!!!!
Look up your redemption draws near! Today is a good day for you to being the day rejoicing in the Lord and thanking Him for what He has done, is doing and is going to do on your behalf!
May the LORD bless you richly as you embark on today’s journey!