Who Do I Call?

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber.

Indeed, the Protector of Israel
does not slumber or sleep.

The LORD protects you;
the LORD is a shelter right by your side.

The sun will not strike you by day,
or the moon by night.

The LORD will protect you from all harm;
He will protect your life.

The LORD will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.                            Psalm 121 (HCSB)

When I need help, who is #1 on my speed dial? Who is my Ghost Buster? Who is my BFF?

In this psalm is the real connection that will be more important than any other in my life. If that is not a true statement in my life, I need to make an adjustment.

How much time do I spend with my spouse? How much time do I spend talking with my best friend every week? I bet the answer isn’t “one hour per week”!

This is a beautiful piece of poetry. In my mind I can see those mountains. I have lived near a beach for over 30 years so when I travel to Tennessee or Montana or Arizona I am mesmerized by the beautiful mountains in that region. Sunsets are truly God painting a new picture every day – for His child who takes the time to look.

When I take the time to then close my eyes and just soak in God’s love and care, I grow in faith and trust. The lies of the world that I must find myself through self-awareness and self-help is replaced with the truth of God’s abundant gifts of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

Life isn’t always easy to navigate. It is uncharted and ever-changing. Who better than the Creator to guide His created ones? What sense does it make to seek first another created one who has no better sight than me? How will I know it is His voice that I hear? By spending enough time with my LORD that I know His voice and know His character.

Stop and read again this psalm. Allow it to be more than words. Allow it to penetrate more than just the mind but to be absorbed by the heart and spirit.


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