From Where Does Our Help Come?
Good question, right?
With all the fear, concern and safety precautions being taken, it is a worthy question! Thankfully the Holy Word of God gives us the perfect answer.
Take a look at it:
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.
I am deeply comforted by these words. God is in control. Our Heavenly Father is looking out for us. My perspective is kept in focus. I have peace in the times of turmoil.
When I was a child, I memorized the following words from the Heidelberg Catechism. My mind retraces these powerful words from time to time (maybe you will want to look at the Scriptural references indicated in the footnotes):
What is your only comfort in life and death?
That I am not my own, 1
but belong with body and soul,
both in life and in death, 2
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. 3
He has fully paid for all my sins
with his precious blood, 4
and has set me free
from all the power of the devil. 5
He also preserves me in such a way 6
that without the will of my heavenly Father
not a hair can fall from my head; 7
indeed, all things must work together
for my salvation. 8
Therefore, by his Holy Spirit
he also assures me
of eternal life 9
and makes me heartily willing and ready
from now on to live for him. 10
· 2.Rom 14:7-9.
· 8.Rom 8:28.
· 10.Rom 8:14.