My Help Comes from the Lord

Meditating on Psalm 121.

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

So, we come to one of my most-loved psalms – the beautiful prayer that is Psalm 121. I just had to put it in its entirety so you will be blessed reading it. I looove singing Psalm 121. Did you know that someone put a beautiful melody to it without changing or leaving out any of the words (KJV)? It’s a beautiful, beautiful song! I specially prefer the solemn version. I sing it in my private worship; I sing it in my heart when anxieties come to visit; I sing it for my family when they are away and I start to worry.

When my dear old friend’s husband died leaving her and their four young children, I didn’t know how to comfort her (I think you really don’t know how; it’s all God’s grace). But, I found myself writing the whole Psalm 121 on the blank page of a new Bible and putting it in a gift bag. And that was what I brought her: a new Bible with Psalm 121 written on the front blank page as my dedication. It was, and still is, my heartfelt prayer for her and her kids.

When I pray Psalm 121 over a loved one or a dear friend, I can’t help but feel the stirrings of the Holy Spirit and tears pool in my eyes. It’s just full of selfless love and blessings for the recipient.

But Psalm 121 is a prayer for you and me, too. It was lovingly written by the psalmist for the beloved Bride of Christ. When I sing it, even silently, I am honoring and putting my whole trust in the God who made heaven and earth, and I am strengthened. Every single verse of it makes me feel that I am loved immensely by my heavenly Father and Savior. Indeed, Psalm 121 is an expression of God’s great love for His children.

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Comments

  1. Barbie says:

    This is my favorite Psalm as well for this season of my life.

  2. Just came across your lovely blog through the Women Helping Women link up, and so glad I did. I love the Psalms. They seem to speak to all the real and raw emotions we go through in this life. And they bring hope, just like in this passage, that tells us that God is our helper. I am comforted to know that He is watching over me. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings! (Now following you.)

    • RinaPeru says:

      Your “They seem to speak to all the real and raw emotions we go through in this life” – this is so true! I feel that way, too. although it’s been written ages ago, they still apply to our day-to-day lives and the struggles we go through. Indeed, it is a great comfort that the God who holds the universe holds us safely in His hands.

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