In times of troubles and need, where do I seek my help from? Where does my solace come from?
I was once given a self made bookmark by a girl whom I was interested in. This was about 15 years ago. The bookmark had a verse in it. It was a silver bookmark with engravings of the verse in it. Of course, given a gift by someone I had feelings for probably made it the greatest gift in the world back then.
I hadn't kept in touch with her ever since after high school and what she was doing now is something I wouldn't know. The bookmark may have been gone. But what remained is the verse in the bookmark and how it speaks to me everytime I read it or recited in church or anywhere for that matter.
And I share this psalm with the lot of you and hope that it gives you the strength and assurance, as it has given me the same:-
Psalm 121 (NKJV)
God the Help of Those Who Seek Him
A Song of the Ascents
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.