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A Season of Psalms - Psalm 121:1-2, 5

Psalm 121:1-2, 5

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth…The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.”

English Standard Version (ESV)

I was recently reading “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” In the story, a young shepherd boy repeatedly tricks the nearby villagers that a wolf is threatening his flock of sheep. Several times the boy cries for help; the villagers arrive, only to find the boy perched in a tree, laughing hysterically and saying “Gotcha!” Then one fateful afternoon, a wolf made an appearance among the flock. The boy shouted for help but was ignored by the villagers who had heard this before. They turned their backs on him while a wolf ravaged the flock and gulped down the boy himself (in some versions, the boy survives and is found in the tree whimpering in fear).

Psalm 121 says that when we cry out for help, God is there. When our steps are uncertain, God will keep our feet from being moved (v. 3) and He won’t slumber or sleep until we get the help we need. Even better, God doesn’t just aid us, but he’s our Keeper. He won’t ever let us go; He holds on to us because He loves us. He is our ever-present help, our mainstay, our protector in our time of need.

With God on our side, we have no reason to be worried or fretful. Whenever you’re in doubt, cry out, because He stands ready to assist you and uphold you. He is our Rock, our Strong Tower, and in Him alone will we trust.

Further Reading: Philippians 4:4-7; 2 Chronicles 14:9-15

Pray with me:

Father, we need You. Thank you for sending Your Son to die on the cross for us. We were powerless to help ourselves, and what we couldn’t do, You did for us. Thank you for your grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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