Psalm 121

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In case you didn’t know, I’ve made a big transition in my life recently. I moved from Northern California to Southern California for college-and in case you’re wondering, I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. But the weeks leading up to moving day were full of worry, anxiousness and anticipation. Maybe even fear.

Not that I didn’t feel at peace about moving here, I had prayed and really felt that God was calling me here for school. Yet, I found myself in the middle of an emotional rollercoaster. Excited one minute, and filled with dread the next.

I happened to come across Psalm 121 during this time.

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.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Meditating on this everyday became something I did as a part of my daily devotions up until I left. It became a good reminder that the Lord is always with me, watching over me, being ‘my shade at my right hand’, and ‘keeping me from all harm, watching over my life’.

What a realization I had to see that my fear was completely irrational, rooted in a complete distrust of what I know to be true of the Lord.

Yet, how often to we find ourselves doing devotions every morning, spending time in the word, yet not truly believing what God tells us, or trusting in his unfailing promises.

I still read this verse whenever I’m needing the reminder to trust in the Lord with all my heart. Because where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

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