Reading the Word
Psalm 121:1–8 (ESV)
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The LORD will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Understanding and Applying the Word
This psalm pictures a battle where the writer is engaged in a fight and in need of help. He looks to the hills because help is on the way. Who is his help? The Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth! Victory is sure and the future is secure.
As followers of Christ, we know that help is always present. Our God is ever-present and all-powerful. He will never leave us alone and he is always working or us. He is the sovereign King of all the earth. We can face our circumstances with confidence knowing that the victory is sure and our future is secure because the Lord goes with us and fights for us. What trouble are you facing? Know that the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth, is with you.
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