Psalm 121 is a promise for the suffering believer, whose help comes from the Lord.
In this Scripture, the psalmist describes God’s protective nature:
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from,
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. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
The psalmist is not promising that we will not go through pain, trials and tribulations.
Instead, he is promising that God’s people will remain to be upheld by Christ.
As God’s people, we have been called to persevere under trials. (James 1:2, Colossians 1:11)
The Bible makes it very clear that as believers, we will not always have an easy life. Instead, we will go through heart-aches, sufferings, pains, persecutions and losses while we are here on this earth.
But through all that, God will help us to continue walking according to His will.
At the end of the day, we know that things on this earth are all temporal, so, it is important that we focus our lives on the eternal things. (Colossians 3:2)
We shouldn't place our own trust in ourselves, for if it wasn’t for God, we would surely slip
(2 Corinthians 1:9).
It is not because of anything we can do, but because of His everlasting mercy, that our faith will remain.
The next time you’re going through a trial, I encourage you to look up to Him for help, walk according to His ways and He will watch over His Word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)