I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
—Psalm 121:1-3 (NLT)
When a crisis comes, where do you go for help? You certainly aren’t going to find it within yourself or by trying to control circumstances. You aren’t going to find help that supernaturally protects you in the advice of other people.
When life is easier, do you rely on yourself more? Do you only turn to God when your life turns upside down? When rough times come, having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ keeps your attuned to His voice. You immediately receive His wisdom and guidance. You just whisper his name, and you hear Him.
Your help comes from the Lord. After all, He made the heavens and earth. He is your creator and watches over every concern of your life. He will keep you from stumbling through life and emotionally crashing. Whether you hear Him or not, He is always with you. He continually speaks and shares His heart with you, His child. To hear His voice, you must grow in your relationship with Him.
Perhaps, you don’t grasp the truth that the Lord protects you from harm. He battles against principalities on your behalf. He covers you with His grace. How can you know this? You know it when you believe what Jesus accomplished on Calvary for you. Open your spiritual eyes to the new life He has given you. You are His.
God watches over you, His child, night and day. He shields you while you sleep, and while you are awake. Each moment of your life brims with Resurrection promise. But if you live in fear, you won't know it. You won't realize the victories He brings daily into your life.
How can you believe He keeps watch over you now and forever? By knowing who you are in Jesus Christ and continually allowing the Holy Spirit to renew your mind with God’s truth. By choosing to trust Him in all things and seeking a closer relationship with Him.
Jesus has given you a personal relationship with God. He has made a way into His presence where once there was no way. God is your Abba Father. You can trust Him to take care of every concern of your heart. You can believe without one doubt that the one who created the universe and created you, takes care of His own.
©2020 Lynn Lacher