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Resting in Psalms – Day 3 – Pull Up A Chair

~Psalms 121: 1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Self-help books are plentiful in today’s society. There are experts in every field, every area of life, who have put their ‘miracle’ plan on paper so others may glean. But where does one turn when all else fails? Where does one go for answers when self help books have come short? Today’s text brings us to the heart of man. Where else can we turn – whom should we seek for answers when life’s dilemmas surround us? Psalm 121:2 reveals that our help comes from the Creator of the universe (John 1:1-3), the Lord Jesus Christ!

If you are not looking up to God for help, you’re searching in the wrong places. If you are not searching the Scriptures to find answers, you’re searching in the wrong places. Man will fail us, no doubt, but God never fails us (Deuteronomy 31:6). Placing our confidence in anything or anyone other than the Lord God is futile.

Notice David looked unto the hills in anticipation, in Psalm 121:1. He knew where his help came from and that is why he looked toward the hills. He knew that the Creator of all was the only help he wanted. He didn’t want help from anyone else – David wanted help from the One who knew all and could do all.

Where do you search in your time of need? Where do you go for help? Go to the One who never sleeps (Psalm 121:4) is vigilant – He is all knowing – He is always ready to help us (Psalm 46:1). Encourage yourself in the Lord today through Psalms – what a beautiful place to stop to read, rest and rejuvenate a troubled spirit!

The picture above was taken by a sweet Christian lady, Connie Wentworth and used here with her permission. Her pictures are mostly taken in the State of Maine and depict God’s glorious creation! Thank you, Connie, for allowing me this opportunity to use your work!


  1. I love this verse in Psalms. What a blessing and encouragement to my heart!!

  2. Psalms is filled with encouragement, isn’t it? I can turn to it several times in one day and glean something different! The word of God is LIVING 🙂

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