Help

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 season with new circumstances, a time of evaluating your current circumstances, or of leaving your current circumstances behind.

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?

Well, as we see in Psalm 121, our help for the journey of life comes from the highest source: our help comes from the Creator of heaven and earth (v.2). 

There are going to be times when we need to move forward with something that we have no idea how it will turn out (v.1). But, as we do, as we move forward into seasons and places and deployments and jobs about which we have little to no idea, we go with help from the most sufficient source, from the Creator of heaven and earth. We go with help from a source that is always available and never runs out (vv.3-4), protects against all that we see and don’t (vv.5-6), that offers help in every conceivable area of life, and that promises to do so now and forevermore (vv.7-8).

For you and for me, this should give us the confidence to step into each and every day of the coming season of life regardless of where we are going or what’s going on knowing that the Lord, the Creator 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

God sees what you are working through, God sees and God understands and feels your frustration. 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.

(Psalm 121.8, NET)

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.


For more on Psalm 121, check out our mini-series here.

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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