Where do you turn for help? God, right? But do we always truly seek Him first with complete confidence?
Recently, as I was coming upon a stressful situation I early sought the Lord's help. Yet, as I went through the days leading up to it, I found that I was looking around in my circumstances for an escape path. I was seeking help externally, rather than truly seeking God. This is not to say that God can't bring outside help, but my focus had moved away from God to those possible outside helps.
Wham, I got that slap upside my head again! (See here:)
Look what my devotional reading for this morning was!
Psalm 121:1-8 (KJV)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
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.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Yes, my help comes from God. He may use some outside assistance, but He is perfectly capable of operating all on His own. After all, He is the creator of heaven and earth. Unless it is His will, He will not let my foot be moved. He never sleeps and He is able to keep me at all times. He is my shade to keep me from the sun or moon. He preserves me from evil and He preserves my soul. He preserves my going out and my coming in. His care is forever.
Whatever more do I need?! I will truly trust Him today!
Shabbat Shalom to all my dear readers!