October 2, 2017

Psalm 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?

How high is the mountain you are climbing? Most people have some aspect of their life that feels like a struggle or at least a high effort activity. Some folks thrive on the challenge and long for the view from the top. Most of us are working hard on the next step and where to place our feet and reserving some resources for what might come next. If you are in one of these modes, where does your help come from? Many people feel like they shouldn’t ask for help; that they should be totally independent and self-reliant. We want to be the ones who give help not the ones who need help. Yet, every life has those moments or events or periods of time when we know we are up against things beyond our control. Then where do we look for help? The Psalm goes on to say, “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Could the maker of all creation hear us when we cry out for help? Would the creator of heaven and earth care about our troubles? The psalmist said yes. Jesus said yes. This week, what will you say?

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