I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. ~Psalm 121:1
The background to Psalm 121 is a believer who is in a valley and trapped by his enemies. He is outnumbered, overwhelmed, and desperate. He looks behind him, and he is in trouble. He looks ahead of him, and he is in trouble. He looks to his left and to his right, and he is in trouble. However, he looks up to the hills, and help is on the way. This morning, let us look to the hills, from whence cometh our help.
We see our comfort.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” In times of trouble, we must quickly look above and see the Lord. When we look above, we get our eyes off of ourselves, off of our troubles, and on the only true Source of help: the Lord. We are comforted that the Lord is always on time. We are comforted to know that the Lord is coming to stand with us. We are comforted to know that our Lord overcomes all trouble that comes our way.
We see our confidence.
“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”Our faith in God is bolstered as we look to Him. Our Lord is faithful help. Our Lord is Fatherly help. Our Lord is friendly help. Our Lord is fortifying help. He never slumbers, and He never sleeps. He is our Watchman, Who is ever watching out for us from above. It doesn’t matter the size the enemy or the boisterousness of their words: the Lord is on our side.
We see our covering.
“The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.” The Lord is our shield against the fiery darts of the wicked. He is our shade against the rays of the sun. No weapon that is formed will prosper against us. He is our protection by day and by night. He is a wall unto us against our enemies. The enemy might come near, but the enemy cannot touch us. We have His favor and His shielded covering. Notice in v. 7 that the Lord shall preserve thee from ALL evil. Our safety is assured. Our soul is delivered from the mouth of the lions. He is a covering to us that the enemy cannot pass or slip through.
We see our courage.
“The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” We can take courage in the Lord’s help. The name Eleazar means “God Who is my Helper.” With courage, we can get out of the corner that we are in and keep moving forward. We can continue our day-to-day activities. We can go in and go out without fear of being hindered or halted. Yes, the harassing words and threats might still be constant, but we have courage to go forward. You don’t have to retreat: your help cometh from the Lord! You don’t have to cower in fear: your help cometh from the Lord! You don’t have to throw in the towel and quit: your help cometh from the Lord! You don’t have to resort to desperate measures and hire out help: your help cometh from the Lord! Keep walking by faith! Keep looking above!
Lift up your eyes this morning, and remember that your help cometh from the Lord!
Have an encouraged God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Psalm 90-95