“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 NIV)
God is our helper. He is always available, waiting on us to turn to Him. Remembering to ask for help is the problem. When life throws a curveball, we lose focus. Our emotions respond before our brain does. We forget God in the moment, sometimes to our detriment. Especially when people lie. I’m amazed at the lies people tell. They make my head spin. In today’s world, deciphering between lies and truth is challenging. Just trying to understand the truth about COVID19 is hard. Now, more than ever, we need to remember where our help comes from, the Lord. But if we don’t turn to Him for help, we won’t receive it.
God is our helper.
How does God help us? Like this:
“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:3-8 NIV)
God never sleeps. He is constantly watching over us. When you turn to Him for help, He won’t let your foot slip. He provides shade in the heat of the battle. He protects you from harm. He watches over your life. But if we don’t access His power, we won’t receive His help.
Everyone has cell phones these days. We use them not only to talk on the phone, but for a plethora of other things. We send and receive text and emails. We capture the moments of our lives with the camera. We stream videos, track calories and read our Bibles. Our phones are an extension of ourselves. But they don’t work without power.
Every night, I charge my phone by plugging into a power source. The electricity helps the mini-computer perform it’s required tasks. God does the same for us. He is our power source. If we don’t plug into Him, we can’t access His power. Each morning when I spend time reading my Bible, journaling and praying, I’m recharged. His word gives me direction on how to handle the situation. His spirit gives me peace in the midst of turmoil. His Son shows me how to live a life pleasing to God. But if I don’t ask, I don’t receive.
God is your helper, He’s just waiting for you to ask.
Question of the Day:
Have you asked God for help lately?
Further Reading:2 Samuel 20:14-21:22NIV, Acts 1:1-26 NIV, Psalm 121:1-8 NIV, Proverbs 16:18 NIV