A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Tonight i was reading a couple of things on the internet when i was led to this particular Psalm. I immediately decided to have it as my next to memorize this week. It left me in awe of Jehovah God. I find encouragement in this psalm. I will literally hold this psalm to my face and proclaim it over my every situation henceforth (i would advise anyone to do the same).
If you’re going through a hard time, this is certainly a psalm you can turn to. It reflects on the source of your help and how God is there for you in your trials.
The psalmist starts out by asking (and answering) where his help comes from. His help–your help, my help–doesn’t come from men, resources, or things accessed in this world. God can certainly work through such means but when we are up against it, God is your help. We wage battles not against flesh but against principalities in the spiritual world. Certainly, the spiritual battle waging around us can manifest in the physical world but we need to know today that God is in control of both worlds and He alone has the power to bring victory into your situation!
Once the psalmist establishes where his help comes from–and now that we can be confident in the same–he points out how God shows up for His people…….banange this got me leaping for joy……
- God is always alert.
- God always protects me.
- God is always with me.
If you’re going through a difficult season, tap into this psalm and lean on God! Blessings!