by Pastor Lee Hemen
April 3, 2008
I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalms 121:1-8)
Ever have “one of those days?” I did… TODAY, in fact! Kitchen faucet breaks off, Jeep problems with a mechanic, and my back, oh my aching back! Literally! My back really hurts because I must have wrenched it in someway. I know, I know, I sound like: “Poor old me!” don’t I?
I figure though that the Lord needed to get my attention in someway today in order to let me know I am not as self-sufficient as I seem to think I am! Yep, even baldheaded onery pastors such as myself need to be made to stop and contemplate where our help really does come from.
In the days of King David they would watch for reinforcements to come riding over the hill and so they would place a watch to keep looking for it when it crested the nearest mound. David realized that the “Maker of heaven and earth” was where his help truly came from. We are to be dependent upon the Lord to see us through the tough times of life, not just with kitchen faucets and jittery Jeeps but with the real defining moments when all help seems far away. The Lord who watched over Israel, keeps a vigilant eye on those He loves. He does not slumber nor does He sleep. He is our shade and our guardian forevermore!
It is funny what you mutter when you are under a sink with water dripping in your eye and how when you allow the Lord to guide you and lift you up how that muttering becomes a hymn for Him. So, dear child of the Lord if your car goes on the fritz or your toilet overflows or the job seems a little bit difficult, the Lord is there with you. He is willing to see you through and help you to sing a different song. One of confidence and joy knowing that your help comes from the hills of the Lord. See? Even now the Lord’s army is cresting the rise.
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