“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.
There is an ultimate place to look to for help.
I often turn to “alternatives” when needs press in.
But this psalmist tells me to seek help from God.
I am currently reading “The Case For The Psalms” by NT Wright to get a clearer view of the psalms. I have learned that there are many variables within the Psalms, but God is not one of them.
There is a beginning (God promises to bless) and there is an ending (Paradise will come). We live in between and are to be light in a dark place. We try, in His strength, to establish God’s kingdom here on earth in the meantime.
Psalms fluctuates between those three sections sometimes within the same chapter or verse. Psalm 121 states in verse 7 that, “The Lord will keep you from ALL harm.” That’s future talk and I can be thankful as I envision that time. In today’s verse I’m told to look to God for help……that’s present talk.
I am thankful that the One Who made heaven and earth is mindful of me today. When I sense a need for help (my son-in-law is getting a checkup) I’m choosing the heaven/earth maker to ask for it.
Conclusion: The best help I will ever get comes from God. I need to live accordingly.