Resting in God's Security

March 21
Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Illustration by Gustave Doré

Illustration by Gustave Doré

Psalm 121 is entitled, “My Help Comes from the Lord,” which is very significant. Many believe that David wrote this Psalm as he was in the midst of traveling, and staying out of harms way from the battle around him. Although this could refer to physical protection, more importantly, it refers to spiritual protection. This Psalm refers to the security and protection that God gives to those who cry out to him and those who look upon him. When one’s posture is positioned toward God rather than themselves, there is a promise of security and protection. This promise, as the Psalm says, is that “the Lord will keep us.” “He will not let our feet be moved.” There is something special and significant about knowing that our life is secure and stable, regardless of the circumstances and trials that we face. This may not mean that things will always go our way and that trials will not come, but it does mean that we are not defined by those things and God can work through them.

Everyone wants to have the security of a stable and secure life. The truth is if we are in Christ Jesus, we do have a stable and secure life! This is a constant reminder that we must tap into always. It is far too easy to become distracted in our daily rhythms and routines. Circumstances and busyness easily pull us away from the truth that God is our “keeper.” This lent season, discipline and remind yourself often of the great treasure and security that you have in Christ Jesus. Although difficulties may come, there truly is nothing that can tear us away from the eternal security in God if we have surrendered to a relationship with him.

Reflection

  1. What are some things that you can do to regularly remind yourself that God is your helper?
  2. How should understanding that we are eternally secure in Christ change the way that we live our lives?
  3. Spend some time in prayer asking the Lord to grow you in this area and to put someone on your heart that could be encouraged through the truth of Psalm 121 today.