“I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” vss. 1-2
When we find ourselves in a tough or challenging situation, it’s not easy to know what to do. Even if we’ve been raised to be self-reliant and independent we don’t always have all the answers. In those moments of need we quickly discover that there are many places to look for assistance. Some will recommend a book or a guide. Others will have some self-improvement guru on speed dial. Everyone loves to give advice…and sometimes we can be led pretty far astray. Some folks even find themselves in cult-like groups where leaders demand strict obedience and rigid allegiance. The psalmist was doing some searching…and was pretty much at a loss. But when he took a look at the mountains he found strength that would never let him down. In that instant, even as he asked the question, he knew the answer. The One who had made the mountains, the Creator God of heaven and earth, would be his refuge and strength, his one true source of help. We could certainly do worse than follow his gaze! Every other option we have is transient and temporal, at best a temporary remedy. But in God there exists power beyond our imagining and knowledge beyond our understanding. When we find ourselves searching, answers are only a prayer away!
Thought for the Day: How does prayer help me through tough situations?