My Help Comes From The Lord – A Song Of Ascents

Psalm 121 ESV

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?

2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.

8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.

YOUR Support Matters

Have you ever looked at a few words and realized they could be understood in more than one way?

Personally, I like to let people know what they are in for.

When I created this blog one of the things I wanted you to know from the very start is that I’m creating a brand and I’m asking for your support when the time comes. A funny thing happened during our journey together. I realized how incredibly important it is that each one of us has support for our daily lives.

In other words, not only do I boldly ask for support FROM you through Your Support Matters (this blog), I want you to remember that support FOR you is incredibly important.

Where does the best support come from? Actually, there’s a better, more impactful way to ask that question.

Where does INDISPENSABLE support come from?

Just in case anyone is unclear, here is what Dictionary.com says:

indispensable
[in-di-spen-suh-buh l]

adjective
1.
absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite:
an indispensable member of the staff.
2.
incapable of being disregarded or neglected:
an indispensable obligation.

noun
3.
a person or thing that is indispensable.

Quite simply, indispensable support is support that we can’t do without.

Here are some verses from The Message bible version about that indispensable support and how to get it.

Psalm 121

A Pilgrim Song

121 1-2 I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
3-4 He won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep.
5-6 God’s your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.
7-8 God guards you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.

Deuteronomy 31:6

6 “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

John 15:4

4 “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.

Since your indispensable support comes from God it seems logical to me that each one of us needs to spend time with God deepening our relationship.

When I get together with a couple friends for our study I sometimes say our relationship with God is like riding with someone on a bus.

We might ride next to that person on the bus every day. We might even know that he’s part of a three-person family and he’s very pleased with his incredible son. We say hello sometimes and if something big happens in the world we might even ask how they’re doing with what’d going on. And maybe we’ve told him a little about our life.

In order to really know God and have stronger faith in his support for us we have to go deeper than that.

This is NOT about making anyone feel guilty.

It’s simply the way we are built as humans.

In my next post I’ll share more about going deeper in our relationship with God.

This video is Crowder singing about God’s love for you and me.