Into Practice . . .

Our help . . .

Psalm 121:1-4 NLT

[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.

Reflection . . .

We look at the first verses of the same Psalm from yesterday. These words remind us that our hope is beyond the visible. Our hope doesn’t actually come from the mountains and the things we can see, but from beyond. We ponder all the wonders and power of God through the wonders of the created order. We worship and look to the Lord, Creator and King of it all!

Verses 3 and 4 give us comfort in knowing that we are not alone. We have a creator God who is close to us, who does not sleep or slumber, but rather keeps constant watch to protect us and come to our aid.

He who created us is able to sustain us. He enables us to finish whatever journey we’re on, even if there is weariness, sickness, or trouble along the way. He who guards us never falls asleep on the job. He is up all night protecting his own, guarding our lives.” 1

The knowledge that we are never alone calms the troubled sea of our lives and speaks peace to our souls.

A. W. Tozer (1897–1963)

Video – Psalm 121 I lift My Eyes

1 Praying Through the Bible, December 2 We are not alone.