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. He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3 ESV
I wake quickly. The physical evidence of an internal injury is everywhere. Coming back from the bathroom, dazed, collapsing on the bed, nerve pain shoots through every cell. I can’t move. Breathe. My roomie is out; I attempt an unsuccessful trip to the doctor. Little do I know the longest night of my life will involve human traffickers, church family, compassionate x-ray techs, and an injured stranger’s prayer.
Deuteronomy 31:8 reveals His protection. He means what He says. I didn’t understand the extent of His covering until that harrowing night. My eyes couldn’t see the Father, Son, and Spirit but evidence of Their help was inescapable. A pimp at a gas station assumes I’m married, lets me drive off in a vulnerable state. Church family spends hours in a clinic, wipes tears, prays, takes care of logistics. An x-ray technician gives me a sling. A fellow patient, Bible in her lap, prays over me. We are never promised a pain-free life, but we are promised His help. Our help comes from THE LORD. I don’t know the kind of help you need today, but I know He’s there with you in it. Find Him. Your help comes from the Lord!
Father, Son, Spirit. Thank You for guarding me ahead, behind, and around. Use me to be Your help to others. Amen.
What does it do to your heart to know that The Maker of Heaven and Earth guards and protects you?
Who is hurting in your life that you can be a form of His help to?
Alli is a native Texan but calls Louisiana home. During the week she teaches English and video chats with her nephew. On the weekends you'll find her lacing up her tennis shoes for a run, her nose in a book learning more about her Redeemer and Friend, and writing Sunday lessons for the younger hearts at Living Hope Fellowship. Her heart is for encouraging others to taste and see that God is breathtakingly good to and through them.