“I look up to the mountains – does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth?” Psalms 121:1-2 NLT

The Hebrew word translated ‘help’ here means to aid; from a primitive root word which means “to surround, that is, to protect or aid” Strong’s

At several points in our lives, we all need someone to help us; to come to our aid. If you haven’t, EVER!, your chance will come 😆

God desires to protect or aid us; He’s a loving Father like that! Many times, humans whom we put our absolute confidence in fail us. This is not to say that men and women shouldn’t help us, just that our absolute trust should be in God, who would deem it fit to bring our way whatever human channel He desires to provide the help we need. He sometimes brings people from unimaginable or least expected sources, so at the end, He deservingly GETS ALL THE GLORY!

David, a man after the heart of God, shows us in Psalms 121 whom our help should come from, GOD! He should know, having realised from experience the futility of man’s effort without God’s help, noting verbatim the same verses twice: 

Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for He it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 60:11-12; 108:12-13 KJV

So, why should we look to God for help? Psalms 121 gives us some reasons:

  1. God made heaven and earth (verse 2 and 6) – There’s nothing they [heaven and earth] contain that is out of His sphere of control. If He can create them, surely the solution to your ‘unique’ problem isn’t far-fetched for Him! Also, as Creator, He wouldn’t use His creation to ‘attack’ us.
  2. God doesn’t sleep (verses 3-4): You have a very powerful Father on call 24/7 with billions of angels [Revelation 5:11] at His disposal (one smote 185,000 Assyrians one night 2 Kings 19:35). Therefore you shouldn’t be sick with worry that you can’t even sleep. Since God’s always awake, there’s no point in you both keeping vigil; He gives His beloved sleep (Psalm 127:2b).
  3. God isn’t bound by time (verse 8): You can trust Him to eternally watch over you, as long as you remain in Him.

Your Heavenly Father is up to the task of providing whatever help you may need; enjoy the privilege of being His child by asking Him to help you; no task is too menial or problem mundane for Him to help you with!

God bless you🙂
© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord

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