Tuesday June 23 2020

When You Need Hope For Your Day

Woke up this morning, burdened, spirit heavy, thoughts swirling before my feet even touched the ground. Ever been there?

There’s so much in this life we can start to feel anxious about, even when we know Truth and believe that God’s in control. It can still be a daily battle in our hearts, in our minds.

Here’s hope from God’s Word, if you find yourself discouraged, struggling, or weary:

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” Psalm121:1-8

We need to LOOK UP because when we look around, we can easily get defeated.

  • “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” v.2  He’s All-powerful. God is a mountain mover and Creator of heaven and earth. He’s with us, always. He breathes help and strength into our souls, into our day.
  • “He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.” v.3  He won’t allow us to fall. We may find ourselves on slippery slopes, or the path we’re walking seems to be full of potholes and obstacles. But the God who knows all, knows our way. And even when we stumble, as our eyes are fixed on Him, He will keep our footsteps firm. For He watches over us and never sleeps or slumbers.
  • The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.” v.5  He keeps us, safe, in His care. He protects us like the shade protects from the heat of the day. Why the “right hand?” Because it is known as the hand that works, so we can be assured that whatever He’s given us to do in this life, His covering of protection rests over all of our work and efforts.
  • “The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.” v.7  He protects us from “all evil,” not some, but “all.” It does not have the final say over our lives. Fear of death, disease, and hardship has lost its sting, for our lives are hidden with Christ in God. No matter who or what we’re rubbing shoulders with each day, God’s power is greater than whatever darkness we might face. For He is the soul-keeper and He holds all of our tomorrows.
  • “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” v.8  He watches over us, constantly, His eyes are towards us. He cannot look away from those He loves. He watches our coming and our going, and all in between. He watches over our family and children, even when we cannot see. We do not have to worry, for He strongly supports those whose hearts are His.
  • “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

He is our Hope. Choose to look up.

Debbie McDaniel