Blessed with tickets to the KLOVE Fan Awards held May 31st in Nashville, I was inspired by the many God-led and God-filled performers!  Performers like For King and Country…  When receiving one of their awards, Luke spoke of a recent illness that hit him hard.  He said while recovering he thought about the question: Where does my help come from?  He thought of their music, their fame, and such but knew those things were not his help.  He said he knew his help came from the Lord- the maker of the mountains.

Soon we pack up to head home from the Smokey Mountains.  As I look out at the majesty of the mountains, the words Luke spoke come back to mind as well as the verse he pulled from-

“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

The Psalmist first penned the question and his sure answer many years ago.  Luke answered the question recently.  But what about each of us?  Where do we look for help when life gets hard?  When the pink slip is in hand?  When sickness overwhelms us or a loved one?  When the finances look bleak?  When relationships are rocky?  When we are heartbroken?  When loved ones have no regard for God?  Can we speak the words of the Psalmist…

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip.  He who watches over you will not slumber;  Indeed he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”  Psalm 121: 2-4

Israel represents God’s chosen people… of which we are!  So he watches over us… he helps us.  He never even go to sleep on us!  Sometimes… no, make that oftentimes, we question and struggle to understand his ways but we must continue to walk on in faith even as we question- trusting that God has a plan, his plan is perfect, and his plan will be worked out for our good. So, as we go into this day… let us pause and reflect on the question- “Where does my help come from?” Let us pick up the Word or open an app and read Psalm 121 and give praise to the God who is always there to be our help!  Let’s listen to “Shoulders” by For King and Country and get our worship on!  Amen and thank you, sweet Jesus for being my ever present help!




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