FROM ABOVE OR FROM ABROAD?                          Psalm 121:8

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  (v2)

Some people miss their blessing, breakthrough or victory in life because their attention is focused on the wrong thing. For pilgrims heading towards the temple in Jerusalem, distraction was not an option, which is why they sang the song of Psalm 121. Through this song, they declared what their attention was focused on saying in Psalm 121:1-2 “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” To seek help above is to seek help from the God of heaven. He alone can guarantee that you will not be disappointed, because only He has all the power in the whole universe and never sleeps nor slumbers. On the other hand, to seek help from abroad means seeking help from man or human institutions. More often than not, the promised help of man fails and causes those who relied on it great heartbreak and shame.

Beloved, I want to encourage you to look up to God for that miracle you are expecting – be it provision, victory, healing or whatever. Be like David who boldly declared in Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” He will not fail you, because He is God and not man. Underneath you are the everlasting arms that guarantee your victory. King Hezekiah knew this so he focused his attention and faith on what only God could do to save him and Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

PRAYER LINE: Father, I put my trusts in You; please don’t let me ever be put to shame. (O.H)


Christ’s love creates unity out of diversity

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