Throughout the Bible, God’s people cry out to the Lord for help for various needs. Today we will look at one of God’s names that we can call upon when we are in times of trouble – God our Keeper. Psalm 121 is focused on this facet of God’s nature. God’s people sang this Psalm each year when they journeyed to Jerusalem to worship the Lord in His temple. Jerusalem was surrounded by mountains so the trip to the holy city was strenuous and somewhat dangerous. Their hearts were strengthened with courage and hope as they sang the melodious declarations of God their Keeper.
The Psalm begins by telling the travelers to look up to the mountains, for they saw God’s presence there (See Psalm 121:1). In focusing on the majestic mountains, they were reminded that God is the Maker of heaven and earth (See Psalm 121:2). On various occasions, I have traveled up high mountains. Looking upon the vastness of the terrain always gave me a sense of God’s Almighty power. When you face challenges that seem overwhelming, look to the magnificent creation all around you to be reminded that He can take care of whatever you need.
Today's Bible Reading: Psalm 121
A Moment to reflect:
What would it look like for you, right now, to trust God as your Keeper? What would that mean for your family, in your job/career, in relationships, in ministry? How would your mindset and actions change?
What is one truth in Psalm 121 that you need to hold onto this week?
Spend some time praying in response to these two questions and your answers.
By Sue Corl - an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis
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