A Psalm 121 Prayer
By Tiffany Thibault
I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. - Psalm 121:1-2
I lived in a house for ten years that had a large window, facing east. Directly in my view, centered in that window, was a very tall hill. Every day I was blessed to be able to look out that window and to remind myself of Psalm: “I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?”
During the busy season of raising my daughters to the brink of their teenage years, I needed that reminder often. It was during those years that we faced a host of struggles common to many. One year in particular though, was almost more than we could handle. During that year we dealt with the loss of a child, our dog, a friend and a family member all within 4 months. Then thrown on top of that, we received the diagnosis of an illness that would take all of our strength to overcome.
There is no life on this earth that escapes trouble. Moments of despair, seasons of illness, relationship struggles, unexpected bills, and job losses. We can do what we can to prepare, or to even limit them, but there is no secret from preventing or stopping trouble from coming into our lives.
However, the truth in Psalm 121 is that we do have someone who can help us get through the tough times! We simply must look up! In Jerusalem, the place of worship was up on the hill. The writer of this verse was reminding himself and telling us that God is always there! Looking up to the hill is a visual reminder, a deliberate action of faith, that allows us to believe, and to tell us that God waits for us to worship Him, to speak with Him, to cling to Him.
As I would look up to the hill each morning as I opened the shutters, I reminded myself that my help comes from the Lord. This is true in my life as well as yours!
We like to use the phrase “things are looking up!” Well of course they are! Not only did God create both heaven and earth, but He cares about every situation that happens in your life!
As you intentionally “look up” to the Lord and seek Him for the help and strength to get through each day, He will move, He will act and He will help you to overcome every single difficulty you are facing in your life today!
Thank you Lord, that you are good. Thank you for the truth of this Bible verse, that my help comes from you. Thank you Father, that you are always there. I lift my eyes up to you. I thank you that I can turn to you at any moment. Today Lord, I bring you all of my situations. Where does my help come from? It comes from you – the maker of heaven and earth!
Please guide me as I work with the people whom you have brought across my path today. Help me to respond in a way that reflects my trust in you. In all my difficult stuff today, Lord, please help me. Give me wisdom and understanding for each situation. I trust you Lord, to be with me through each and every moment of my day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Tiffany Thibault enjoys living life with her husband, two teenage daughters and one very large dog. She homeschools her girls, and loves to write and speak about Jesus. She loves long walks, coffee and anything chocolate. You can find her over at www.TiffanyThibault.com.
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