19th November 2023
DANIELLE BERNOCK asks
What Does "My Help Comes from The Lord" Mean?
Help came from the Lord in the provision of a helper, and God promises help for us today. Help does come from the Lord to all who call on his name in truth.
David writes in Psalm 121:2,
"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."
It is easy to see that God helped David.
In fact, there are countless stories in the Bible where help came from the Lord.
But is that still true today?
He helps them in proportion as they feel their need of his help.
His help is never in vain. "My help cometh." not from the earth merely, or the skies, but "from the Lord, which made heaven and earth"
Psalm 121 is a part of the Book of Psalms in the Bible, and it is often referred to as the "Song of Ascents."
This psalm is a beautiful expression of trust and confidence in God's care and protection.
It can be summarized as follows:
Looking to the Hills: The psalmist begins by looking to the hills and asking,
"Where does my help come from?"
This sets the tone for the entire psalm, as it acknowledges human vulnerability and the need for divine assistance.
God Never Slumbers: This means that God is always attentive and watchful, providing constant care and protection for His people.
The Lord Is Your Shade: This metaphor symbolizes God's shielding presence in times of trouble.
The psalm continues by affirming that the Lord will keep the psalmist from all harm and watch over their life, both now and forevermore.
This speaks of God's comprehensive protection over the entire span of a person's life.
Psalm 121 serves as a reminder to turn to the Lord in times of need and to rely on His constant vigilance and love.
It is a source of comfort and assurance for believers, reminding them that they are never alone in their journey through life.
Help coming from the Lord started in the Garden of Eden when God saw a need and supplied it.
After God created Adam, he saw that he needed help.
The LORD God said,
"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.
Help came from the Lord in the provision of a helper, and God promises help for us today.
The Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you
The promises from God are ours to partake of.
Sometimes our help comes from the Lord just out of his goodness like Adam received Eve.
Other times we need to ask for help and then trust him.
Countless Bible characters asked for help but two stand out.
Moses, who is known as one who talked with God face-to-face,
and David, who is known as a man after God's own heart.
Moses sought the Lord to help the children of Israel throughout their Exodus and wanderings.
David can be found asking the Lord for help throughout the Psalms.
Jesus himself instructs us to ask and receive help.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8).
Help comes from the Lord in spite of our fears and doubts when we dare to ask with an honest heart.
God desires for us to trust him completely. The more we trust, the more he is empowered to help us.
Trust is a precious commodity.
And just as Jesus told us about mustard seed-sized faith, we can start with tiny amounts of trust.
Trust is something that grows with relationship.
This is an edited version. The full article and Bible references are avaiable on request
CROSSWALK.COM CONTRIBUTING WRITER
is an international, award-winning author, coach, and speaker who helps people embrace their value and heal their souls through the power of the love of God.
She's written Emerging With Wings, A Bird Named Payn, Love's Manifesto, Because You Matter, and hosts the Victorious Souls Podcast.
A long-time follower of Christ, Danielle lives with her husband in Michigan near her adult children and grandchildren.
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