It is an uncertain time in Sydney as we face yet another lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. Of all the texts in our Bible, I think that Psalm 121 is one of the most comforting so I’m going to cite it in full here.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” (NIV).
This is a psalm that was sung by travellers and it is telling us that as our world changes and we feel fearful, there is nothing in this life that can give us comfort. No mountain, no fortress, no government, no person, no object, nothing can reassure us of our security – only God can.
God is ever-watchful of us, 24/7. He vigilantly protects you as He stands on your right side fending off all potential threats against your life. God is ever with us and we are safe in His hands. Trust Him.
We travel through life and as we face our greatest fears and threats, whether they be financial, medical, political, environmental or criminal, we know that we will never be forced to face our circumstances alone. We have received a blessing from God and we would do well to regularly remind ourselves of this beautiful blessing and as we speak to one another, to repeat this blessing: “The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore”.
(All quotes are from the NKJV).