No matter what you are going through in life there is only one place you can look for help, and that’s to God. Not the government,family,nor friends. David eloquently put together Psalm 121. Some people think it’s only for road travel, but when you are traveling through the problems, trials, tribulations and the rough road called life you better know where to look.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.” Psalm 121
There is no hesitation or doubt about where to look and who to look to. If most of us will look to God first, we would not be in the mass of troubles we are in. That’s why the Bible is our guide and Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to God without going through Him.
God tells us to trust Him with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding and in all our ways we should acknowledge Him so that He can direct our path (Proverbs 3:5-6) which means the problem is not God, the problem is us when we don’t listen, are disobedient or we don’t acknowledge Him in all we do and plan to do. He tells us not only to be hearers of His word but doers also (James 1:22). So if we take His advice and counsel instead of the advice of anyone else then we will be blessed as Psalm 1:1 tells us. We should not be looking anywhere else because God is our first and last option, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 21:6) so that’s where we should always look for help.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,nor stands in the path of sinners,nor sits in the seat of the scornful;But his delight is in the law of the Lord,and in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season,whose leaf also shall not wither;and whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1
When you look to Him and call on Him the line is never busy and when you seek Him first and His righteousness as Matthew 6:33 says, He will take care of the needs in your life. After all He is the supplier of ALL our needs as Philippians 4:19 tells us. So there is no where else to look because He will not suffer your foot to be moved because you are planted like a tree by the rivers of water as Psalm 1:2-3 and Jeremiah 17:8 says; when your delight is in the Lord He will keep and preserve you. Because He does not slumber or sleep (Psalm 121:3-4), “He gives His beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)” So why sit up and worry if you give it all to God and are looking to Him?
“For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes;But its leaf will be green,and will not be anxious in the year of drought,nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8
Have you been having sleepless nights? Have you been too busy that you’ve forgotten to seek the Lord first? Repent to Him today, recommit yourself to Him, allow God to counsel you and give you advice, allow Him to give you sleep.
If you don’t know Jesus, read about His life in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and visit the salvation page if you desire to invite Him into your life and heart.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19. Father God, please direct the steps of those who seek You, that they may find You, learn of You and know You. May You lead them in the way of righteousness for Your name sake. In the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.