Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel pressed? You look around and don’t seem to see a way out of your tricky situation. Well, you are not alone. Also, what you are going through is not new because the psalmist experienced the same. He said, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help?” The hills or the mountains may appear to be strong, but can they truly help you? It may not be a physical mountain but anything that you believe is strong enough to save you. Or maybe it is that spouse, friend, relative, pastor—wherever you have placed your trust. This article discusses the most fascinating help you will ever need and how to embrace it.
Where Will My Help Come From?
The Psalmist in Psalm 121:2 continues to say, “My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Beyond the hills and the mountains is God, the creator of heaven and earth. Surely He must be more capable of helping you than the hills or wherever you have placed your trust.
Jeremiah 3:23 beautifully says, “Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains; truly, in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.” You can put your name in the place where the verse says ‘Israel.’
It is time to shift your trust from where it currently is to God, the creator of heaven and earth. That is how to embrace the most fascinating help you will ever need. To learn how you can do this, check HERE for a more detailed article.
If you already have a relationship with God but have stopped trusting Him with everything that concerns you, return your complete trust to God. Some Christians have placed more faith in pastors and prophets that promise miracles and easy solutions. However, our trust should always remain in God Almighty.
There is this situation that I had dealt with for a long time, and yes, I am a Christian. I moved from one ‘man and woman of God’ to another, seeking for them to pray for me. I had also been praying about this issue but, for some reason, trusted that these people—that I could physically see—could bring quick results.
With hindsight, I realize that my trust was more on these people than in the LORD for this particular situation. However, God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7), and He could see that I had divided my trust between Him and people. So I stopped moving around asking for people to pray for me and began to talk to only God about this situation. It was only then that I got my answer.
My Most Fascinating Help Comes From God
Trusting in only God has its benefits. “He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”Psalm 121: 3-4. Have you ever heard of premises guarded by armed men or fierce dogs, but somehow the burglars managed to get in and steal from that place?
And the houses that had neither watchmen nor guard dogs were not touched? The Bible says, “…unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 Shift your trust to God because He will watch over you all the time. He will not allow your foot to be moved.
When the LORD is your keeper, He will be your shade at your right hand. The right hand usually is the working hand. The sun shall not strike you by day or the moon by night. (Psalm 121:5-6) He will protect you while you go about your business and when you rest. The shade provides some form of refreshment.
Imagine having a bodyguard; only this time, God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient than any human or animal guard. Psalm 16:8 says, “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” So why wouldn’t anyone want to have God as their keeper?
Psalm 121:7 continues to tell us that the LORD shall preserve us from all evil. He shall keep our souls, meaning that even if our enemy, the devil, harms your body, it cannot touch your soul. The soul is that part of you that lives on even after your body is physically dead.
I should note here that God will only preserve your soul if you have a relationship with God and receive your eternal life gift.
Every time you step out of your door, God will be there to preserve you. While you go about your daily business, He will be there to keep you. Then, when you come back into your home, He is still preserving you. Not only once but forever.
This kind of all-around protection is too wonderful to comprehend fully. It is the most fascinating help you will ever need. The Bible says, “The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” Psalm 121:8
When You Seem Not to Benefit from the Most Fascinating Help, You Will Ever Need
So what if you have trusted God, and yes, HE has protected you, but your painful situation still lingers on? Well, God’s timing is not ours. But, looking back at your life or family events, you will realize that God’s timing is always perfect. He allows certain things to happen in your life for His glory, just like in the Lazarus situation in John 11.
Mary and Martha sent for Jesus Christ when Lazarus was sick. Since Jesus loved Lazarus, Martha, and Mary, you would expect that He would have gone running to save Lazarus, but no! Jesus stayed where He was for two more days until Lazarus was dead.
By the time Jesus reached Bethany, where Mary and Martha were, He found Lazarus had been in the grave four days already. Well, Lazarus fell sick and died so that Jesus Christ could raise him from the dead for the glory of God. So your difficult situation may be for purposes of glorifying God when you eventually get your breakthrough.
The Bible also says, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.” Psalms 119:71. When we trust God through difficult situations, we turn to Scripture for encouragement. On the other hand, if everything in your life is smooth, you may forget to seek God. As you search the scriptures for motivation, you learn the word of God that will come in handy when you are facing trials, and temptations like Jesus did in Mathew 4.
Even if we are sometimes afflicted as Christians, we know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
What to Do While You Wait for God’s Help in a Particular Situation
So, how do you manage that difficult time when you are waiting for your breakthrough? I have some suggestions that may work for you as well.
- Keep a gratitude journal and jot down everything you are thankful for in a day. You could write these as they happen, or you could update your gratitude journal before you go to sleep at night.
- Praise and worship God for His goodness. Begin by thanking Him for what you have already recorded in your gratitude journal. You can sing or speak your praises to God. Worship Him for who He is—in the beauty of His holiness. (Psalm 96:6) If you need help starting to worship God, study the book of Psalm in the Bible and learn how the psalmist worshipped God. You could also check out YouTube for praise and worship songs.
- Get some encouraging scriptures or the preached word that you can refer to for continued motivation to keep your faith and trust in God, waiting for His perfect timing.
- Have a testimony that reminds you that God answers prayer. You would keep a journal of testimonies, or you could save a few in your memory. God is no respecter of persons, and if He could answer their prayer, He surely can answer yours. Besides, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
- If you are open to sharing your struggle with your prayer group, go ahead and do so. However, be sure to remember that your salvation comes from God Almighty, and that is where all your trust should be.
Going through a difficult patch in your life does not mean that God has ceased to be your keeper and source of help. The Bible says that all things work together for good to those that love God and are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
When you do not see a way out of your dire situation, be encouraged to look to God Almighty for your help. He created everything with His word. Do you think your problem would be too complex for Him? The answer is no.
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