I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Remembering who the Lord is helps us trust His power. Often, it is easy for us to take all of the worries, disappointments, problems, and everything else the world hurls at us, upon ourselves. We pile high our burdens, and bear a weight that staggers us; sometimes this load breaks us.
But by remembering who God is–the maker of heaven and earth–we can regain perspective. This is His world: He made it. Therefore we, too, are in His care and the burdens we encounter, well, they, too, are under His control.
There is nothing under the stars that surprises God. Nothing too big for His peace to transcend. He can grant us joy despite trial; He gives wisdom freely; He works things together for the good of those called by Him.
But we have to look to Him for these reassurances. It is like, often times, being scared of the very darkness caused by having one’s eyes closed. The light is all around, but one must open his or her eyes to experience it.
Much is the same with God. We must look to Him–and to His promises–to truly find rest in this life.
We must look to the hills and must find the answer in God to the question: “Where does my help come from?”