“I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”
Psalms 121:1-8 NKJV
Hope for the hurting.
There are days when the prayer chair is overwhelming. One of the necessities of intercession is the need for empathy. God has made my heart raw and has instilled a sense of the pain that those who need prayer are having.
So many are feeling emotional stress as they deal with issues that cannot be dealt with in the flesh. Our tendency is to try to tough it out, make do, weather the storm under our on might and power. When we can no longer fight, some of us blame God. We become miserable, and finally when we are near the end of our strength, we decide to pray or ask others to pray for us.
God has blessed me with affliction. I have had all the things people fear the most thrown at me. He has brought me to my knees. We often say that God will never give you more than you can handle. I have found that He gives twice as much. The weight of the burden has forced me to rely on the supernatural for deliverance. My life would be impossible without Christ. I look back over all the trials and I see the miracles that He has done. In the darkest of times I have to lift my eyes to the hills.
When the clouds increase and winds blow we know to seek shelter. Sadly we see the signs of trouble in our lives and fail to run to the Lord. He truly is a strong tower.
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 NASB
I urge you to seek the One who brings our help. There is little help in our flesh, there is infinite help in Jesus. He is my strength and my guide.
Look to the hills!
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