Where Does Your Help Come From?

Where Does Your Help Come From?


What is the difference between a Christian and a non-believer? Not much. We breath the same air, we read the same newspapers, we pay the same unbelievable price for gas. The difference is that we know where our help comes from.

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
   Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
   the maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121: 1-2, CEB)

Indeed, my help does not come from horoscopes, money or education. My help comes from the Lord! Our belief in Jesus Christ does not suddenly take the hardships of life away. We are humans and go through the struggles of life. The difference is that we know that our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. If Christ does not save his followers from adversities, what does God then promise us?

The LORD will protect you from all evil;
   God will protect your very life.
The LORD will protect you
on your journeys—
   whether going or coming—
   from now until forever from now.
(Psalm 121: 7-8, CEB)

He promises to always be with us and to watch over us. He promises to keep us from all harm. This does not mean that our life would be easy. But it means God will protect our souls from harm. Eugene H. Peterson writes in his book “A Long Obedience in the same direction”:
“All the water in all the oceans cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside. Nor can all the trouble in the world harm us unless it gets within us”.

Nothing what happens in life can take God’s grace from us.
Nothing that we do or leave undone can separate us from God.
There is absolutely nothing that would make God give up on us.

He has made his pledge to be with us until the end of the world. He gave his only Son so we could be made right with Him and have eternal life by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. He will do anything to protect our souls from harm. Like Job in the middle of his sufferings we can say: “I know that my redeemer is alive and afterward he’ll rise upon the dust.” (Job 19:25, CEB)

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for redeeming us.
Thank you for protecting us from all harm.
Guide us to share your grace with people around us.
Guide us to live out your promises.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: When have you felt protected by God?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you completely trust God to always take care of you.
Image courtesy of ochristian.com. This post was refurbished from 2010. Linking up today with Brag on God Friday.

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