This post is Day 4 in a series of studies about “Mountains”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Mountains – Day 4
This psalm is an encouragement to all of us. Only the first two verses talk of David himself and the rest of the psalm is to encourage and reassure the reader. David knows that he can find comfort or encouragement by looking to the mountains and remembering the creator God.
Psalm 121:1-3, 5, 7
I lift 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; … The Lord watches over you – He is your shade at your right hand. The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life.
After the challenges of yesterday, we turn for encouragement to David. All through his life he faced difficult challenges. He was put down by his brothers, and neglected by his family (1 Samuel 16). David faced wild animals seeking to kill his flock when he was a shepherd boy (1 Samuel 17:34-36).
He was mocked when he was prepared to fight Goliath when the army of Israel were full of fear (1 Samuel 17:26-30). And he faced rebellion from one of his own sons (2 Samuel 15). But he always turned to God for help, encouragement, and solace when those things were needed.
This psalm is an encouragement to all of us. Only the first two verses talk of David himself and the way he finds help when needed. The rest of the psalm is to encourage and reassure the reader.
David knows that he can find comfort or encouragement by looking to the mountains and remembering the creator God, the One who has helped him through all the “mountain” moments of difficulty.
Read slowly through the 8 verses of psalm 121 today and allow yourself to be encouraged by what you read there.
If you find it helpful, as you read verses 3-8 change each “you” and “your” to “me” and “my” in order to personalise it more.
Talk to Jesus about anything that might be bothering you at the moment, and be encouraged that He is still the same, and Father God too. They NEVER change.