Psalm 121 NIV
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
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“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?”
Sometimes we need to a hand under our chin to cause us to look up and change our focus.
“My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Our helper is the Creator of things; the one who spoke the heavens into existence.
“He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
He sees our every movement because his attention never wavers and he never tires.
“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.”
Consider some of these definitions of the word “keep”
to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as one’s own
to cause to continue in a given position, state, course, or action
God is always with us providing strength and shade whether our journey is light or dark.
“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”
How wonderful it is to know that God watches over each of us as we come and go.
What words of comfort to you find in this Psalm that you would share with a fellow traveler?
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