Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can read more about Robert after the article below.
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.
As we travel on pilgrimage to the heavenly Jerusalem and consider the hurdles we face, it’s good to remember where our help comes from. It’s not by our might or power, but by the Spirit of God that we will prevail. The one who made all things by simply speaking them into being isn’t too proud to help us.
We won’t slip and fall beyond recovery with the help of God Almighty. He won’t let us stumble without picking us back up again. He doesn’t need to sleep so He’s always watching over us.
God doesn’t fall asleep on His job of watching over us. He keeps us safe and is like a shade from the burning sun. We don’t need to fear in the heat of the day or the chill of the night.
We pray in the Lord’s prayer for Him to deliver us from evil, and He does. He’ll keep our lives until it’s our time to go. Even death can’t snuff out our eternal life if we trust in Him.
It doesn’t matter if we’re coming or going. It doesn’t matter where we are, God looks after us. Our Maker is our sustainer, now and forevermore.
“O Lord our Maker, we’re so grateful for the fact You look after us. Please continue to do so both now and for eternity, for the glory of Your name, amen.”
About the author: Robert is a child of God, the husband of Joy, and the father of Grace. He’s from “God’s own county” of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Writing in earnest began for Robert when a friend prophetically told him that he should write. Although he isn’t currently publishing himself on WordPress, you can read the archives at www.roberlain.wordpress.com and a few other blogs linked from there. You can also find his up-to-date notes on the YouVersion Bible App. Also, The Believer’s Post is a WhatsApp platform for Christian bloggers which you can request him to join.
Email Robert at bobjc88 @ gmail.com if you want to get in touch.