No one said this was going to be easy
From Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional
When children are little, they depend on you for everything — for food, nurture, safety, hygiene, shelter, love, protection, everything.
As kids get older, they grow more independent. They dress themselves, feed themselves, and eventually drive themselves. But even as roles change and the kids start families on their own, they still look to mom and dad for love, support, and the occasional free babysitter.
We never outgrow our need for our parents' help the same way that we will never stop needing our heavenly Father's guidance and protection.
God calls us to follow Him in ways we can’t accomplish without His help. If we could do what He's called us to on our own, we could boast in our own strength. Success through our own efforts and abilities would rob us of God’s greatest blessings.
Psalms 120-134 are collectively known as “Songs of Ascent.” The Israelites would sing them on their travels up to the temple for worship. The journey was difficult and dangerous, and Psalm 121 served to remind them that God’s support and care were constant and unfailing (Psalm 121:3-4).
The promises in Psalm 121 are as true for God’s children today as they were thousands of years ago. No matter what situation we face, we can rely on the God who created heaven and earth. Day or night, today through eternity, God promises provision and protection for anyone who follows Him (Psalm 121:5-8).
- Do you find it challenging to believe that God will provide the help and protection He promises? Why or why not?
- What are some lesser things you rely on for protection or provision in difficult times?
- What is one step God is calling you to take that you can’t do without His help?