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.
This is a short Psalm. You would do well to read all 8 verses and make them your thankful prayer that God is watching over you. It’s so easy to be caught up with fear or worry. There are so many things happening around us to cause us to be shaken. I heard the devastating news of the founders of God TV and how Rory Alec has recently had an affair and broken off his marriage to Wendy. She comes on air to share what the journey has been like and just how broken she has been. What strikes me is that through all of this, her trust in God remains intact and unshaken. She continues to pray and trust God for help and restoration.
People, systems, money, possessions – these will all let us down at some point. We make a big mistake when we take our eyes off Jesus and start to primarily look to any of these to carry us and to help us. The only real source of our help is the Lord. If you’re not looking to him and expressing your trust in him, then you’re not looking to the right place. If this has been the case for you then you need to pray and ask him for forgiveness and then re-affirm your trust in him. He alone can help you.
I remember the verse of a song I was taught by a dear brother in our university years:
I look to Jesus, day after day
I look to Him, O come what may
The Holy Spirit I will obey
I look to Jesus day after day
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