Psalm 121:1-4
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.


You are hiking…there’s a big mountain in front of you…what’s your thoughts?

  • Obstacle?
  • Difficult to overcome?
  • Steep, need help?
  • Scared will fall or get crushed?

Think about the phrase, “someone watching you, and they never slumber nor sleep”…what comes to mind?

  • Pays attention to your life?
  • Sees everything?
  • Nothing gets passed them?

Sometimes, as we carry on with our daily living, life seems to throw a mountain in our way. This could be ill health news, negative work news, sad family news, or maybe just a situation which seems unfamiliar and, at least for the moment, without the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

This is the exact situation and opportunity to allow Psalm 121 to speak into your situation and give you the courage and hope you need for the next moment, the next day, the next week, and whichever period of time until you see “the light at the end of the tunnel”. And the encouragement and hope from Psalm 121 is this:

Yes, there’s a mountain…but there’s a maker of heaven and earth, who is bigger than your mountain. He made everything and everything above and everything below, in fact, everything that is seen and is unseen…and He made you!

Even more to the point, He made you out of love and to love and for love. And, furthermore, what you, His beloved, are going through are not going unnoticed by God.

God is paying attention to your life and while “the mountain” is getting sorted, He sends family and friends to surround us and care for us until that day you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

God cares about you, and what you’re going through is not unnoticed and will work out for your good.

In His Service,

Pastor Roelof

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