Psalm 121 – My Help Comes from the Lord

Yesterday one of my fellow bloggers, April from over at Thoughts from the Porch, commented on my post and suggested that I read Psalm 121. I happened to be out shopping with my son, waiting for him to finish getting something for his best friend’s birthday at Game Trader, when I read her comment. I have a YouVersion Bible app on my phone, so I went right to Psalm 121 and read it. What a wonderful comfort the words of this Psalm are.

In the midst of trials and struggles – and King David knew plenty of trial and struggles – we can always look to the Lord. It is from Him that our help comes.

I was very surprised when I checked my blog and discovered that I had never posted this psalm for Psalm Sunday, so I decided I would for today. I hope it blesses you as much as it did me.

Psalm 121

   A song of ascents.

 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
   where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
   the Maker of heaven and earth.

 3 He will not let your foot slip—
   he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
   will neither slumber nor sleep.

 5 The LORD watches over you—
   the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
   nor the moon by night.

 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
   he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
   both now and forevermore.

As I read this Psalm yesterday, I could hear the first verse set to music in my head. I had to do a little searching to remember what song it is from, but I finally found Praise You in This Storm by Casting Crowns. So I thought I would add it to this post also.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


3 Responses

  1. Linda, what a perfect post, with the Psalm and the song. God gave me that Psalm too, at a very difficult time in my life. Thank you so much for ministering to us in the midst of your own storm. God bless you as you look to Him.

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