Remember Where Your Help Comes From

Daily Devotional

Psalms 121:1-4 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

When difficulties arise, we may forget where our help comes from and as a result look for help in all the wrong places. Asa, King of Judah, made this mistake in 2 Chronicles 16 when Baasha, the King of Israel, came against him. Instead of looking to God for help, he took the gold and silver out of the treasury and sent it to the King of Syria to fight on his behalf. He did this although prior to that he had proven God as his help when He delivered him from the great host of the Ethiopians and the Lubims who came against him. Clearly Asa had forgotten where his help came from, and God sent the prophet Hanani to rebuke him for this misdeed, but he refused the correction. Consequently, when he was diseased in his foot, he repeated the offense by failing to look to God for help yet another time. In making reference to this incident, 2 Chronicles 16:12 says “yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians”. Asa made physicians his help instead of God. Where are you looking for help?

David faced his fair share of difficulties, but he was very clear where his help came from. He said in Psalms 121:1 “I will look to the hills from whence cometh my help”. The hills that he was referring to were the hills of Jerusalem where the Ark of the Covenant or presence of God dwelled. So, what he was saying was that he would look to God for his help. He confirmed that when he said “my help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth “David had good reasons for seeing God as his help and he highlighted two of those reasons in the third and fourth verses. He began by saying “he will not suffer my foot to be moved”. What he was saying was that when he makes God his help, victory is certain.

The second reason  he made God his help was because God never slumbers nor sleeps. The message he was communicating with that is he made God his help because He is a present help in every situation that he faces. Don’t make the mistake of looking to the wrong sources for help, see God as your help.

Life Application: See God as your help by looking to Him first in times of trouble.

Prayer: Father, I’m reminded daily that my help comes from you and that you are the source of my strength. May I look to you first in all things instead of seeking help from the wrong sources. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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