Day 35: Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    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 (NIV)

In life we seek strength from many things.  Oftentimes we look towards others or things in our life for strength.   We, as God’s creation were never meant to handle life’s situations alone.

He created us to be in relationship with Him. In doing so we have to learn to look to him as our helper, comforter, provider, and more.  This doesn’t come naturally, as we are taught to be independent and self-sustaining, to fix our own problems, or to “figure it out.”

Kingdom living looks completely different.  Psalm 121 gives us a glimpse into that type of living as it reminds us that the Lord watches over you.  Why shouldn’t we trust Him?  He’s the Maker of heaven and earth!  “Maker” shows ownership.  If He’s the maker, that means He not only created it and designed it, but he knows how it all works - things that are seen and unseen.   

Worry, fear, doubt, and unbelief are all things that keep us from knowing the fullness of the Kingdom.  Instead of allowing those things to keep you distant from the Lord, lift your eyes to the hills and remind yourself today that your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  The One who watches over you never intended for you to walk alone.  Call out to the Lord and remind yourself of His faithfulness.

Jill Eberle, Facilities and Young Adult Ministry Assistant

Brad Taylor