“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.
He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 121
I want to end this little series on prayer with this Psalm because I hope that above all that has been said here that we have all come to realize that if we keep lifting our eyes up to Him that He is where our help comes from.
David penned this Psalm. I found no definitive answer as to when he may have written it. Whether David penned this when he was on the run from Saul or after he became king. Some say it is the “soldier’s psalm” or the “traveller’s psalm”. What we do know is that David was the man after God’s own heart, and if you study David’s life the encouraging thing to me is that even when David didn’t get things right, he knew where to return. He knew where his help would come from. Following Jesus does not mean that we will have a perfect life nor does it mean that we will always do everything perfect. We will fail, we will have circumstances that hurt us, and we will sometimes have no idea what the next step needs to be. But if we keep turning to Him, He will be our help. He doesn’t sleep, He will shelter us from the storms of life and if and when they come anyway, He will carry you through them. He will help us to keep away from evil and He will be our guide to our next steps in the day to day decisions of life. I pray this series on prayer has encouraged you.
Keep lifting your eyes to the hills my friends. Your help comes from the Lord!