“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1–2, KJV)
Recently I found myself in a difficult situation. I did not know what to do or who to turn to. I basically felt hopeless. How did I get here?
The answers to that question came fast and often, but offered no relief. I felt guilty and began to question my relationship with the Lord. Not whether He loved me or not, because I knew He did. Not whether He heard me when I prayed, because I knew He did. My question was, “Where did I miss it? How did I miss His instruction warning me? How did I let this happen?”
When life is not going well, there is a tendency to look downward. I walked with my head down and eyes low. Although this is a natural response when things are not going well or when we are sad, I had to remember that God is good all of the time and HE has a way out! HE has made a way of escape! He has an escape plan! (See 1 Corinthians 10:13.) In order for us to fully utilize HIS escape plan, we must put ourselves in position to receive it. We must look to HIS Word to see what He has to say about the situation—and that is exactly what I did.
I had already made up my mind that whatever His Word said, it must have final authority in my life. So, when I came upon this scripture, I had a decision to make. Either I was going to “lift up mine eyes” toward my help or I wasn’t. I made a decision to lift my eyes and look to Him. In so doing, my problem seemed small and ridiculous when up against HIM, my Help. True to His Word, He helped and made it all better.
Did it happen overnight? Nope. But every time the enemy would remind me of the trouble, I would remind him of my Helper. God is faithful!
So, when you find yourself in a difficult place, look to God because He is your Help!
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. I thank You that You always have a way of escape for me when I need one. I will look to You first, and I thank You for being my help. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.