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.
(Psalm 121:1–8, NIV)
“It is a promise of continual strength available to me from God.”
Where would you say you most often look for help when your life gets hard?
Why might it be easy for people to assume that the Lord slumbers or perhaps is not interested in the affairs of individuals? How would you answer those who make this claim?
In what ways have you seen the Lord watch over you?