Where Do I Find Help?

“I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2 (CSB)

I don’t know if you have been able to take a trip to the mountains. It is one of my favorite things to do—especially the high mountains with jagged, snow-capped peaks. Often you will see the mountains from far off in a distance, and they look like a line of clouds in the sky. It sometimes leaves you wondering if you are looking at mountains or not. Soon, as you drive closer, you realize that indeed that is what they are. You see lower foothills and suddenly you feel as though you are engulfed in them, towering over you. I can’t wait to stop and gaze at their beauty. Soon as you get up closer, they become stunning, and you are at awe. Often the land can be quite flat for a long time as you travel and suddenly the mountains are there, and they jettison up from the land at incredible heights. They are all unique with great grandeur.

My response is both awe and worship—worship to the One who made heaven and earth. As I look to the mountains, my eyes ascend upward. I realize how small I am and how great He is. When I feel weak or not strong enough to change my circumstances, I lift my eyes up toward Him and pray to Him and seek Him.

Psalm 121 is a prayer to God who is our helper and protector. Are you weary? Are you in need of help? God, the creator of the universe, does not sleep or slumber but watches over us night and day. His presence is always with us. We can call out to Him for help and He hears us.

Where do you turn when life seems upside down or you are confused or depressed? What if you feel lonely or you have a decision to make and need wisdom? God knows. He not only made heaven and earth, He made you and knows you intimately. Why do we fear and worry? God does not leave us when we seek Him.

Beyond all of this, He has given His Son, Jesus. We can have a real and right relationship with God through Jesus. Through His life and death on the cross, He took our place for our sin and will give a right standing before Him. He was raised from the dead and gives us new life. He gives us His Spirit to live within us—His true presence every day, guiding us. Our true hope comes from Him through faith in all that He has done.

Where does our help come from? It comes from the Creator of the universe. Lift your eyes to the mountains. He is there. He is bigger than any problem, worry, or fear. He wants you to know His presence surrounds you. There is no place we can go where He is not there. Call on Him. Life, hope, salvation, peace, wisdom, and protection are at His feet. Lift up your eyes, He is waiting for you.
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Mark Anderson