Standing on the Promises of God Without Losing Your Footing (Psalm 123:1-3)
Psalm 121:1-3, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Life is a journey. Along the way we face numerous difficulties. These difficulties can either be stumbling blocks or stepping-stones. Psalm 121 instructs us how we can turn stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. The Bible tells us about a source of help Who is greater than any problem imaginable.
It was not the hills he was focusing on, it was He who was above them. He knew that his help would not come from the hills. He asks himself, “Where does my help come from?” David knew his help came from the LORD.
God knows how easy it is for us to slip into sin and into discouragement. We must remember that He is always with us and has promised to sustain us with His presence and His power. The foundation, God's infinite power and goodness, is the foundation that our faith is built on. It cannot be moved. While we stand firm on it, our foot cannot be moved. God will keep your foot from slipping while traveling the journey of life.
Life does not always offer many easy steps. Sometimes we get to the point when we wonder if we can make it one more step. Often when we slip and fall, we are tempted to just give up. Those who get their help from the Lord will continue on their journey. We need to remember that the Lord has never made a house that fell, nor a foundation that crumbled. There will be times when we feel like giving up and giving in, but we need to realize that He has lifted us out of the miry clay of this world and has established our goings. We are constantly being reinforced and held steady by the mighty hand of God.
God is ever present. He cares about us and will never leave us or forsake us. God will help His people by establishing them in a firm place, allowing them to stand and not allowing their foot to be moved. Because the Lord is with us, we can “walk” through our valleys and look higher than our hills with confidence because of the evidence of His power and promises. We can go through our valleys and look above our mountains knowing that the Lord keeps us and He is with us no matter how high our mountains may be. He is with us always.
Question to Consider:
Does your help come from friends, family, athletic ability, academic skills, popularity, wealth?
Point to Ponder:
The source of all security and help is the Lord who made heaven and earth and He who controls all things.
PRAYER: LORD, often I get weary on the journey because the path of life looks uncertain. I know that You are always with me and that You will never fail me. Help me to trust in You always. In Jesus name, AMEN!
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