“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121: 1-4).
“The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:5-8).
One of the greatest lessons that we can learn in our Christian walk is how to trust the Lord. When trouble comes we need to be keenly aware of whom to turn to. In Psalm 121, the bible tells us that we can find the help that we need. To be able to find the help requires us to lift up our eyes. That doesn’t seem too difficult a requirement; unfortunately, it becomes quite a challenge when we get buried in circumstances and trouble engulfs us. We can’t see through the problems, especially if we try to handle things on our own.
If you can trust the Lord enough to look above your circumstances, you will find that you have given control back over to the Lord. I’m guilty of holding on too tightly to my problems, because if I let go, I think I have failed not only myself but God also. It’s important to remind myself to turn to the Lord, no matter how discouraged I get. I need him, and I acknowledge that without him I can do nothing. While in the midst of trouble, if I allow the Lord to lead me through the storm, I can have peace that passes all understanding. Those who fail are the people who are unwilling to allow God to reign supreme in their lives. If we are constantly pushing and shoving to be the best, the first, the most noticed, the most vocal, the “I” of the church, then we are setting ourselves up for failure and disappointment.
The bible says that the first shall be last and the last first. It doesn’t matter who is first, what really matters is if we are called according to his purpose and if we are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. It is not by might, nor by power, but by the Lord’s spirit. I am thankful that the Lord never sleeps. He keeps us around the clock. Why should we fear?
If you have felt alone in your walk with God lately, don’t you think it’s about time that you look up? The Lord is with you to help you and keep you safe from harm. He will preserve you from all evil and he will preserve your soul. Trust him and you’ll find peace at last.
“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psalm 127:1).
In this week’s Lattereign we must be willing to continually be available. It is a blessing when we can proclaim: I’m About My Father’s Business.