Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psalm 121

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.

Reading this passage I am struck by the contrast between the world and this walk in Christ. The world says be independent, self-reliant, face your fears and stare them down. But in Ps 121, I find that actually I face my battles with God, my protector, looking after me. There is not one moment of my day or night am I left to fend for myself. It isn’t that God doesn’t think I can manage on my own, but the reality is I don’t need to. So often I face my problems as much as I can in my own strength, then when my resources are depleted I go to God for help. I want to remember He is there ready to fight with me and for me right from the outset. I know that I can do nothing in my own strength, but the strength of God has already won victory over all that I face.

Heavenly Father thank you for all that you have done for me. Help me Lord to rest in your presence and to walk in your strength. In Jesus Name Amen

Written by Christine Knight

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