Fresh Hope – 6th November 2020

Psalm 121:1 ‘I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.’

In this crazy time of uncertainty, it’s completely natural to look to the world for help and security. We can easily look to circumstances as a solution and a safety net for our lives. This makes perfect sense! And yet this psalm tells us not to look to the obvious for help.

The hills represent worldly strength, or the logical place of help. I.e. You have a health issue, look for a doctor. You need more money, look for a pay rise at work. You’re lonely, look at getting a pet.

It makes sense in life to look for help in the obvious places (the hills) yet this psalm encourages us to look up past the hills and to the creator of the hills.

He is where our help truly comes from, and he wants you to trust in him, to look to him as provider. God loves it when he sees his children choose him over the easier more logical solutions to their problems.

This also then encourages us in our needs to actually see them as opportunities! An opening for us through faith to make God’s day by looking to him, the maker of the Heavens and the Earth!

I encourage you at this confusing and uncertain time of lockdown to look to God for help. It doesn’t mean we forsake helping ourselves or being reckless but that we seek Jesus first.

Also when we look to him for our help it takes pressure off our jobs and relationships. We stop seeing our job as the only possible provider of cash and achievement, we stop seeing relationships as the only place we get acceptance.

Shift your focus today and put your hope in Him – the maker of Heaven and Earth.

‘I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.’

Luke Cartwright

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