Psalms 121:1-2, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Help. Help from others, self-help, help in general. Tons of books and other media have been printed and made in order to help others and self. This tells me that tons of people are looking for help. I have found the answer: God.
The Lord is our help in the good times and in the bad times. That is not a typo. Yes, we need help in the good times just as much as the bad times. Good times only happen because of God. Bad times happen and God gets us through these as well.
What do you need help with? Is it worry? Take it to the Lord. Is it fear? Take it to the Lord. Is it sadness? Take it to the Lord. In all things, take it to God. God is bigger than any self-help section of any library. God is more resourceful than all the libraries in all the world. No problem is bigger than our God.
In this psalm, David is in a dark place in his life. He is scared. He is tired. He does not know what will happen next. David is asking where is help is. He is asking where his God is. He then remembers that his help comes from God. He then remembers that the maker of Heaven and Earth is there for him. Despite all the faults that David had, he still had a God that loved him and a God that made sure that his needs were met.
Do you need help? Are you hurting? Are you nervous? Are you feeling lost? Come to God. Lay your problems at His feet. Watch your problems disappear under the power and might of God. Watch God take the problems and hand you solutions. Maybe not right away but in His timing. God’s will for your life is for good. Even the bad is for good. Chalk that up to training to help others. Take notes in the bad times. God may use those bad times to help others in their bad times. Help comes around and goes around. It is contagious. Let help be contagious.
You are our help. You are our shelter. You are our rock. No matter what we are going through, God, You are bigger. You are our Lord and Savior. We need You daily, “minute-ly”, and “second-ly.” You need to be our first thought when we wake up and our last thought when we go to bed. We shouldn’t wait to talk to You in the bad times. We should always talk to You. We love You and You love us. Thank you for all that You do for us.
In Your precious and helpful name we pray,