1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
Where do I look for help? In the high places, the mountains? In the Old Testament, before the Israelites built Jerusalem, they would worship God in the high places (see John 4:20).
So where do I look for help? I look for help, not in the high places, but in the One who created the high places!
What kind of God do we have? How do we know we can trust in His promises?
1. The One who will help you created heaven and earth
Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
We can be assured because the One who promises to help had the power to create heaven and earth. That same power can be used on your problems! Are your problems as large as heaven or earth? No! If Our Lord can handle heaven and earth, then certainly He has the power to handle our problems!
2. The One who will never let your foot slip never sleeps
Psalm 121:3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
If He never sleeps, then He watches over us 24/7. If He promised to not let your foot slip, then He promised to do it 24/7! Even those who love you – your mom, or dad, or wife, or husband, cannot be there 24/7. They cannot watch over you 24/7, but God is there! He protects us 24/7!
3. The One who watches over you controls the moon and the sun
Psalm 121:6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
He watches over you because He loves you. And if He controls the moon and the sun, how can our problems compare? How much power He has! He has power over our problems, over our situations, and even over the people who give us problems.
4. The One who will keep you from all harm watches over your coming and going
Psalm 121:7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going…
He is concerned about every detail of your life, about your schedules and activities. He knows when a sparrow falls [Matthew 10:29]; He counts every hair on your head [Luke 12:7] – He is a God of details. And what is important to you is important to Him. What is precious to you is precious to God!
I remember about 7 years ago, I wanted to attend a worship service that was held every Monday night. My boss at the time refused to let me off early from work to go to this service. Instead of complaining to him (boss), I prayed to God to change my boss!
Well, less than a year after that, I had a new boss – who left work even earlier than the time I needed to leave. my old boss was transferred to a different division. Obviously, I was able to attend the worship service. Now, 2 bosses later, my current boss not only allows me to attend the service, but in fact urges me to go: “It’s Monday, aren’t you supposed to attend church? Go!”
What is important to me is important to God! Isn’t He wonderful?
The One who preserves you promises to be there not just now but forevermore!
Psalm 121:7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
We never outgrow our need for God.
He will never leave us nor forsake us! No matter where we are, no matter where we go – if we stick with Him, He will stick with us – forever!
Thank You Lord, that You always keep Your promises. Thank You for being there 24/7. Thank You for protecting me. Thank You that I can look to You for help with my problems. Thank You that You will stick with me forever! Amen and Amen!