Know Where to Look

I lift up my eyes

One of my daily Bible readings this week took me to Psalm 121:1-5.  It’s a Psalm we all should remind ourselves of often.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills–From whence comes my help?” Vs. 1 The psalmist may have been in danger or going through a very difficult time in his life.  Although he questions himself there is strong evidence of his faith, because no matter what he may have been going through, he knows exactly where to look and in whom to trust.  Seven times he either uses LORD (Jehovah) or the pronoun He referring to Jehovah  His eyes are turned upward (to the hills) symbolic perhaps as to the place where God dwells.  So his question is, “Where is my help going to come from?”  He immediately answers in the next verse; “My help is going to come from the LORD-the very maker of heaven and earth Himself.” (my words). Wow! This God who created everything is going to care enough about him to help him.  And you know what?  He does the same for us.

Look what else the psalmist says:

Vs. 3,4 – “He will not suffer your foot to be moved.”  He has the confidence that God will help him to stand firm.  He is going to be safe and in God’s protection.  We have that same assurance and confidence.

“He that keeps you will not slumber.”  He’s always watching even in the darkness of night (the darkness of our sorrow and pain).  We are in  His protective care.

Vs. 5-8  “The LORD is your keeper.”  He is going to preserve and defend us and keep us from all evil.  He especially preserves our soul.

“The LORD is your shade.”  He’s as a shadow protecting from the burning heat of the day. (Protecting from the burning heat of our trials and problems).

As he finishes he says, “The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more.” vs. 8.  What promises to us in this wonderful Psalm.  We can  be assured that what He says He will do.  We can praise and rejoice in this–

“..for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” II Tim. 1:12.

You know where to look, so trust Him today to help you in whatever situation you find yourself in right now.



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