A song of ascents

     

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

So tonight I’ve decided to just reflect on a psalm that I was doing with the girls at GB tonight. Recently I’m been reflecting on how my identity is in Christ (and not my relatively non-status as a stay at home mum) and I think this psalm follows on a similar vein about how my confidence and comfort shouldn’t come from this world but from God. People will always disappoint us and our best and fullest comfort in times of trial will come from the Lord. What a delight and happy truth for our homes; that the God who created heaven and earth cares about us and watches over us faithfully. 

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