Psalm 121

I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? - Psalm 121:1

Our lives can become filled with concerns and anxieties; challenges and sorrows. It can feel as though all of life is closing in around us. We need help. But what help? What can help us in the particular circumstances that we are facing? We become tempted towards despair, wondering if help will ever come. We become tempted towards finding a solution that is rooted in the world, or in ourselves. But this week’s text communicates where our help truly comes from. We trust in a God who is our Protector and who does not abandon us to the evils and darkness of the world. He remains our present help in trouble and we can walk with him through these times.