There are times in our lives that we step genuinely into the unknown, aren’t there. Maybe it’s a season where things are changing so often around you that you feel like your world is spinning. Maybe it’s a time of life that you know nothing about until you experience it, parenthood or retirement, for example. Maybe it’s a new situation with new circumstances, evaluating your current situation, or leaving your current situation behind. Maybe it’s moving your life and family to a country that you have never been to before. All of these things, and so much more, can leave us feeling apprehensive, nervous, shaken, or lost…and in need of help.
At times like that, where does our help come from?
Whether we feel like our need is small, average, or great, where does our help come from?
Well, as we see in Psalm 121, our help comes from the highest source, our help comes from the maker of heaven and earth.
There are going to be times when we need to move forward with something that we have no idea how it will turn out. But, as we do, as we move forward into seasons and into places and deployments and jobs about which we have little to no idea, we go with help from the most sufficient source, from the maker of heaven and earth. We go with help from a source that is always available, never runs out, protects against all that we see and don’t, that offers help in every conceivable area of life, and that promises to do so now and forevermore.
For you and for me, this should give us the confidence to step into each and every day regardless of where we are going or what’s going on knowing that the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, goes with you.
I recently heard this truth being sung and used in worship:
When all we see is our battle
God sees His victory
When all we see is the mountain
He sees the mountain moved
And as we walk through the shadow
His love surrounds me
There’s nothing to fear now
For we am safe with Him
Then, as Paul writes to the Romans:
If God is for us, who, or what, can be against us?
Nothing…trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword, new situations, international moves, new job or job loss, virus, isolation, quarantine, in all these things, and in any other situation that you find yourself in today or will find yourself in tomorrow, we have complete victory through him who loved us! For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8.31-39, examples added)
The love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord…the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord that is the motivating factor behind the truth that our
help comes from the Lord,
the Creator of heaven and earth.
God sees what you are working through, God sees and God understands and feels your frustration, your pain. God sees what you are working through and understands the anxiety, angst, and agitation that you are feeling because we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathising with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are (Hebrews 4.15). We have a source of help who felt what we feel, who knows how you are feeling, who knows what you are thinking, and who still, out of His great love for you and His own goodness and faithfulness promises to
protect you in all you do,
now and forevermore.
Whatever it is then that you are working through, or are about to, whatever you are about to step into, from personal experience and Scriptural evidence I would urge and exhort you to avail the assistance, to claim the help that is yours when you have put your faith, and hope, and trust in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.