The other night I got on I was getting on an elevator, and I pushed the wrong button. Instead of using the down button for the ground floor, I pushed the panic button to alert security that an attack was happening in the parking garage. It was an honest mistake. There wasn’t much wall space for the buttons, and so they were close. I was tired from flying all day and wasn’t paying attention. I apologized to the guards and got on the elevator. Where do you look for help when things are tough?
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
It’s a Long Journey
The psalmist was on a journey to Jerusalem, and he looked toward the mountains that surrounded it. Even though he was far from the center of worship, he knew God was close to him. His help came from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Knowing where to look for help goes a long way. Possessions might be a temporary help, and people might be a stopgap, but Jesus will never let you down.
This psalm was turned into a popular worship song by Brian Doerksen twenty years ago. He encapsulates this psalm perfectly. We all need to lift our eyes off our problems and look to the Lord. First, it will alleviate most of the stress. When all we do is focus on our problems, we forget the sovereignty of God and that He really is in control of everything. When we worry, we lose time that we could’ve been worshipping. The psalmist got this.
Where Do You Look for Help
Where do you look for help? Take a moment and think. Does your help come from Jesus? Is He the first one you turn to when things start to go south? The psalmist looks to the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, for his help. There is no higher source or greater power. When you turn to Him, you discover a peace that passes all understanding and unspeakable joy.