“I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.”
Psalm 121:1-3, NLT
It’s another Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is “help”.
The first thing that comes to mind is an old chorus we used to sing in church using the words from this familiar passage of Scripture.
“My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”
In every part of life, we need help. We need help in the good times and the bad.
In the good times, we need a vision, a purpose, a reason for living. I need to be saved from myself at times, by one who is bigger and wiser than me.
In bad times, I need help to have the strength, wisdom, perseverance, and sometimes comfort to get through the situation at hand. In those times, if I accept God’s help, I will come out stronger and more like him.
We also have a purpose to help one another, and to accept help from those who love and care for us.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? …”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NLT
We were not made to live this life alone; we were created to live in community with others and to live in communion with God.
That’s where my help comes from.