“I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”- Psalm 121:1-2 (AMP)
What is help?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, help means to: “Make it easier or possible for someone to do something by offering them one’s services or resources.” Some synonyms of help are: Assist, aid, do someone a favour, bail someone out, come to someone’s rescue, give someone a leg up, and cooperate with.
The Hills or The Lord?
The psalmist here talked about looking up to the hills and asked “is this where my help comes from?” In other words, is this where assistance, aid and favour come from, will they bail me out or rescue me?
I suspect that the mountains surrounding Jerusalem were a big deal in those days. The mountains meant that Jerusalem was not easily susceptible to attack because they acted as some sort of defensive barrier against the enemy. We all have our mountains, our defence mechanisms, the things that give us a sense of security. May be a job, a relationship or something else… and that’s fine.
We, however, like the writer of this psalm, being fully aware of the role that these mountains play, must acknowledge that our help comes from The Lord who made heaven and earth. Putting this in the same context as the dictionary meaning, it means that, it is God who makes it easier and possible for us to do what we need to do by giving us his services and resources.
Speaking of resources, the psalmist refers to him as The Lord who created heaven and earth, which means heaven and earth and all the resources in them belong to him and it is these vast resources that he makes available to help us. That’s amazing!
What do you need help with today?
Present it before God with a renewed assurance that whatever help you need in any situation is available in his vast store of resources. Ask by faith, knowing that God really does want to help you. Remain expectant; whether he sends you help in form of someone or something, you can be certain that help will come. “For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off”- Prov 23:18 (AMP).