Psalm 121:1-4 (Click to read NIV or select your preferred translation of the Bible. Please read the scripture first.)

As a child I misunderstood the first verse of this Psalm. Of course, at that time, the King James Version was the only version available, so it read “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Did God live in the hills? Did my help come from the hills? Fortunately, the newer translations have helped to clarify this for me. The first verse asks the question, where does my help come from? And the second verse answers it, my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.

These are very comforting verses for us when we begin to feel apprehensive over our circumstances. God is always watching over us, guarding us with his protection that is better than any insurance policy or bank account can afford. He is always available to us, 24/7. We can sleep on this knowing that God will neither slumber or sleep.

Father God, we thank you for your faithful loving care. Help us to remember this when we feel anxious over circumstances that seem out of control. Remind us that you are watching over us and that we can rest in your care.

Copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

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