I lift up my eyes to the hills.Psalm 121:1-4
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.
A few weeks ago, I listened to a sermon by Alistair Begg as he described another way of looking at how people respond to the Gospel. He referred to a couple of Beatles’ songs. First, there are those who look at their lives and determine “We can work it out.”
“I know that my life is often untidy, it’s sometimes ugly, and it is frequently painful. But don’t worry; I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry; we can work it out.”
And then there are those who say, “Help! I need somebody, not just anybody!.”
Begg goes on to say this person proclaims, “I must be looking out and beyond myself. Instead of reaching in and reaching down, as it were, to search inside of me, I wonder, is there someone who comes from outside of me and has the answer to my dilemma?”
So, can you work it out on your own or do you need Somebody?
David’s Psalm opens with a kind of proclamation of its own, doesn’t it? “From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”
He doesn’t take a nap. He doesn’t sleep. He is always faithful no matter our circumstances so we can always call to Him!
The LORD is your keeper;Psalm 121: 5-8
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.