Hear it Anew

Time to read this and pray over it and speak it to my God. Until I start singing.

Psalm 121: A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

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10 thoughts on “Hear it Anew

  1. Reading this Psalm, I can’t help but start singing, “Oh how I need you, Lord. You are my only hope. You are my only prayer. So, I will wait for you to come and rescue me, to come and give me life.” Takes me back to the good old days, when those words were seared onto our hearts.

    Also, that last line hits me hard. If we really believe that, it’s a game-changer. We have nothing to fear! Now till forevermore.

    1. Do you know that I’ve thought of your last couple sentences several times since you wrote this comment. About being a “game-changer, if we really believe that.” There have been moments when I’ve stopped and asked myself, “Am I living trusting the Lord is keeping me from harm and that he is watching over my life? Truly and truly?”…its was a powerful concept and has reoriented my heart to rest in Him several times. Thank you for that gift.

      1. I need to reflect on my own words, ha ha! Because I can so easily get sucked into worry or fear or frustration at what is happening around me in the moment…forgetting that the battle belongs to the Lord, and that I can trust His ever-watchcare over us. I don’t need to strive so much! (Thanks for the invitation to reflect on this passage again today. I needed it!)

  2. Lisbeth, this became the Psalm our family adopted during World War II. My brother-in-law faced great danger in a B 24 and God wonderfully delivered him safely – shortly after he and our family had read that Psalm.

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