“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
H is for help. Help means to give assistance or support to; to benefit a cause; to further an advancement. Pastor has been preaching a LOT of messages these days … like every message! … that has been driven straight to the core of my heart. How has he been lurking around my heart? Umm … I believe that it is called the Holy Spirit! I am so thankful for a pastor who faithfully studies and prays daily for us … and most importantly, preaches what the Holy Spirit lays on his heart! I do not take this for granted.
When we go through deep waters, do we not seek to find someone to connect with? Someone who has been there, done that, and has a t-shirt to prove it? Well, when my soul is heavy, it is easy to find myself searching the Psalms. David’s human flesh was so apparent and he was always so transparent in his feelings … and very plainly and boldly spoke about them. Hey, I am human and my human flesh can resonate with David’s feelings and bemoanings. Do you find yourself seeking out the Psalms as well?
Psalm 42:5 is the perfect example of this … “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” The words that David speaks are like the same exact words that are coming out of my mouth … or at the least are bouncing around inside of my head. But, interestingly enough, David did not stop there. No. He repeated this again in verse 11 … and then AGAIN in chapter 43 verse 5.
Wow! David must have really been down to repeat himself three times in such a short space of time. But, then I stopped to think about the significance of this. THREE times. Why three? Did you know that the number three in scripture depicts divine wholeness, completeness, and even perfectness? Can you see how God was teaching David an important lesson?
I was not going to type out this entire chapter, but I changed my mind. I know that I need to hear it again … to focus and to meditate on it some more. I trust that you will find time today to let it sink into your spirit as well, my friend.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121
Lesson Objective: To understand what help means and that our help truly comes from God alone.
Did you pass or did you fail?