Psalm 121 - I look up to the mountains does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Well it’s been a while since I have written anything. I have been so busy with everything going on I haven’t had time to do anything but work, sleep and school work, but today I feel I need to write to just help myself get through this rough time. I have been working overnight for a little over a year now and things at work are great with a promotion looking promising within the next year. I must give thanks to God for all of the blessings He has brought me and the amazing favor that He brings my way. I love how God brings blessing to us even when we don’t deserve it! I should finish school sometime next year and finally complete my goal that I have been working on for almost 10 years. With all of that there are days like to day that I just feel defeated. I have so much on my plate everyday that anything out of the norm at times just overwhelms me…today being one of those days. I took some time off at the end of October which made getting adjusted to working overnight again very difficult. Usually by today after having a few days off I am well rested and ready to start a new week. I go back to work tomorrow and I feel like I haven’t slept all weekend, which doesn’t make me much help around the house. I am very thankful for a supportive husband who picks up the slack in the many areas that I am lacking. I could have never accomplished all that I have if it wasn’t for him (and of course giving all glory to God for His blessing!).
With the struggles that today has brought with my daily routines being out of whack and struggles with raising a teenage daughter I feel like such a failure as a wife and a mother, but in all of this God is so faithful. As I sent my daughter to her room after a repeat of the same argument we have had almost daily this week and being really frustrated God reminded me of Psalm 121. The words “Where does my help come from?” whispered in my ear. I quickly responded “From You Lord!” The Lord is watching over me, protecting me and keeping me from harm! WOW God you are so faithful! No matter the circumstances you are always there. You never sleep, you never forget, you never turn your back on me! Although I may feel inadequate at times, you remind me that you will not allow me to stumble! All I need to do is turn to You Lord and You will rescue me in my time of trouble! My help truly comes from the Lord!
Although I may still have struggles and my problems aren’t magically whisked away, I know that if I take my cares to Him, He will take care of me and ALL OF MY NEEDS! I just need to turn to Him…cast ALL my cares on Him and allow Him to move. There has been so many times that I have tried to move the hand of God to “help” Him accomplish His will in my life but I have learned that this only makes things worse. I need to trust in God’s timing and allow Him to work things out for my good. (And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28) No matter the struggles that I face, the things I worry about that I cannot change, God has a plan to work things out in my favor because I love God! Isn’t that amazing? Just because I love God, He causes things to work out in my favor! So I stand on His promises, speaking His words back to Him because He promises that His Word will never return void! (So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11) So even today as my faith isn’t as strong as it should be….I speak His Word to strenghthen my faith and put His Word into action!
Thank you Lord because my help comes from You!