A song of ascents
“I lift up my eyes to the hills – 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.”
Lord, I am overwhelmed with the truth of this Psalm tonight. You are Creator God and yet You are willing and able to move Heaven and earth to come to my rescue! I cannot even fathom that before my eyes open in the morning, Your eyes have never closed and Your every thought has been towards me. Thank you for being my shade. When life is hot and dry and I’m thirsty and ready to faint, You are there lifting me up, giving me Living Water and shielding me from being utterly destroyed. I don’t do anything, go anywhere, walk through any valley or climb any mountain that You don’t know about it and even mark out the path for me to take to walk through it and come out on the other side victorious. As David said, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.” I cannot even imagine it and yet You do this and all other things so very well. Who am I, Lord, that You would do that for me? I’m amazed, God. And I’m speechless. I love You. I love that I am so loved by You.