“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.” ~ Psalm 121:1-2
Are you in a valley right now, staring at a mountain you didn’t expect? Maybe that mountain seems so overwhelming you can’t imagine being on top, let alone getting on the other side. Is God really with you? Does he care about your struggle?
Imagine taking a deep breath and stepping back so that you can see not just the mountain you are facing but the entire range of mountains. The psalmist prompts you then to look even higher than the massif to the one who created them. Your help will be found there.
This psalmist later reminds you in verse 5, “The Lord watches over you.” He is the “shade at your right hand.” He’s as close as your shadow. Like your shadow, he will be with you every step of the way. He doesn’t want you to take even one step alone.
Can’t even muster the strength to look up? Your loving heavenly Father is close enough to place his strong hands under your chin and help you lift your eyes to him.