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.

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.

The Lord himself watches over you!

The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.

The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.

The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

Psalm 121

David wrote this psalm from the City of David. In a time when location was everything and safety depended on being able to see an approaching enemy, the City of David was in a valley. Located in the foothills of the surrounding mountains, it was not, logically, the safest place to live. As David looked around, he asked the question: Does my help come from the mountain? Is the mountain my safety?

His answer? No! The One who made the mountains is his protector. He is the one who watches over me and keeps me safe.

Today I remind you that it is not your plans that are your safety. Your protection is the One who made all things. He watches over you! He does not slumber or take the day off! Put your trust in the One who is genuinely trust worthy!

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