9/19/14

Friday Favorites - Psalm 121

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Psalm 121 is one of my favorite Psalms. 

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.


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Throughout much of my life I have been raised going to church.  God was always first in my family's life. Getting saved, serving in church, and giving my life to God all happened before I was thirteen.  Before I even went to college I had taken two mission's trips.  The first was to Lima, Peru.  I was only sixteen and it was the first time leaving my family for more than a few days.  I was gone for two weeks.  


This psalm has always reminded me of that trip.  For a few days we left Lima and traveled up and over 16,000 feet into the foothills of the Andes Mountains.  Being from West Virginia, I had seen "hills" - but soon realized that I had never seen "mountains."  

It is these types of mountains that I think of when I read Psalm 121. 
Majestic.
Gigantic.
Powerful.
God is that to us.  His help is like those mountains: unmovable.  Our fears and anxiety rock us to and fro.  Not God.  He is the God of creation.  He will not even allow my foot to stumble.

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As I entered college, I had to decide whether this God of the Bible was what I really wanted for my life.  I realized that I no longer could just go to church, read my Bible, and believe all of these things just because of my parents.  I had to choose it for myself.  I did.  I cannot say that my life has been easy or care-free.  But I can tell you the promises of this psalm have been true in my life: 

God Protects Us
God Preserves Us


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What Psalm is a favorite of yours?

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