I lift 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
This psalm is a dialogue of confession and assurance. Its use as a pilgrimage song provides the key to its understanding. Whether the dialogue takes place in a single heart or between individuals in the caravan is of no great consequence since all would share the same convictions. The comforting assurance expressed is equally appropriate for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem and for the pilgrimage of life to the “glory” into which the faithful will be received.
Todays passage from this psalm is a confession of trust in God. That is why the psalmist starts with this “I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?” The psalmist is saying here that he has looked to those things that he considered to be the most powerful and the most majestic and yet they did not give him any help. And then he finally realizes that God is his source of help because God is creator of everything that exists. And we today have the same problem. We will seek our help from everything but God. And then we wonder why everything in our lives is so messed up. Once we realize that God is our true source of help, then like the psalmist here in this passage everything else will fall into place.
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