Psalm 121 says:
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
8 The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.
Let’s face it, we need help in a variety of ways every day. When we need it, where do we go?
As Christians, there is only one answer: the Lord. The psalmist asks and answers the question by saying, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where does my help come?” My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Our temptation is to look for help wherever we think we might find it – “the mountains” (and possibly the false gods some thought inhabited them), our friends, money, the “wisdom” of the world, work, family, popular culture, politics, the government, education, and yes, even social media.
The Scriptures, however, are clear. When we need help (whether it be wisdom, peace, strength, relief, comfort, courage, love, or anything else), we must go to the Lord God, who created the heavens and earth, first. Our help doesn’t come from “the mountains,” it comes from the One who created and sustains the mountains! He is our helper, keeper, and protector – the One who will guard us from this time forth and forever!