Psalm 121 – God’s Promise for the Journey


What storm are you in now, dear child of the Living God? Where are your eyes – on the storm or on Jehovah, the One Who is in control of the storm and Who is described as your Helper in psalm 121? (Psalm 121:6 “by day…by night”) we have access to Jehovah Ezer, our Helper. Let us not neglect His help as did Judah. Jehovah, speaking to faithless Judah, declared My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. (Jer 2:13)

 Beloved, are you at this very present time in need of help? Then lift your eyes not to the creation but unto your Creator, Who stands ready to run to your cry for help ( Ps 46:1-2). Corrie Ten Boom once said… Look around and be distressed. Look inside and be depressed. Look at Jesus and be at rest. ( Hebrews 12:2note, Mic 7:7)

 It is good always to look up. Thousands of people dwarf their lives, and hinder the possibilities of growth in their souls—by looking downward. They keep their eyes ever entangled in mere earthly sights, and miss the glories of the hills that pierce the clouds, and of the heavens that bend over them!

A story is told of a boy who one day found a gold coin on the street. Ever after this—he kept his eyes on the ground as he walked, watching for coins. During a long lifetime, he found a good number of coins—but meanwhile he never saw the flowers and the trees which grew in such wondrous beauty everywhere; he never saw the hills, the mountains, the sweet valleys, the picturesque landscapes; he never saw the blue sky. To him, this lovely world meant only a dusty road, dreary and unbeautiful, merely a place in which to look for coins.

This really is the story of the life of most people. They never lift their eyes off the earth! They live only to gather money, to add field to field, to scheme for power or to find pleasure. Or, if their quest is a little higher, it is still only for earthly things. They never lift up their eyes to God! There is no blue sky in their picture. They cherish no heavenly visions. They are without God in the world- R Miller.

 
Note: This album is out of print and uploading this song has no effect on the potential sales of this album as it can no longer be purchased in stores.
I do not own the rights to this song, all copyrights are owned by Marantha! Music, Bill Batstone & The Maranatha! SIngers.

Psalms Alive! is basically songs taken from the Psalms.  Series: Psalms Alive!
Album: Psalms Alive! II Song: He Will Not Let You Fall (Psalm 121)
Artist: Maranatha! SIngers
Words & Music by: Bill Batstone
Vocals: Maranatha! Singers
Release year: 1984
Copyright: 1984 Maranatha! Praise, inc
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 A few comments about Psalm 121

God’s Promise for the Journey

Stay on the Path ~The picture David paints for the reader in Psalm 121 is from the vantage point of standing in the Jericho Valley, some twelve hundred feet below sea level, gazing upward to the mountains surrounding Jerusalem.  Walking this path would mean a potential encounter with the likes of wild animals, robbers, and rocky places in which one could stumble and fall.

 Visually a long, gruelling, difficult climb lay ahead; spiritually there would come the affirmation that God was there all the time! If you knew before you set out on your Christian walk how challenging the journey would be at times — would you have committed to making the trip?  If you became aware early on of the slippery, uneven places and just how dangerous the path could become—would you make the same choices?

 Obstacles have a way of testing even the most ardent climber, but it is precisely those hurdles that can either make or break a person’s resolve to go higher and reach the summit. Fortunately for the believer, we walk by faith and not by sight. What’s up ahead or around the bend is doable when God is with us, making it more than worth the effort.

 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for them who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9). The key to success in the climb is to stay on the path and keep your focus on the Lord. Let Him lead you to higher ground where you will thoroughly enjoy the view from “Mt. Perspective.

 Did you know ~ Psalm 121 is one of fifteen Songs of Ascents (Psalms 120 -134) that were sung at three annual festival processions as the Israelite pilgrims ascended to Jerusalem to worship God. It begins with an acknowledgment of God as Creator and ends with a declaration of personal trust in His providential care.

 

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One Response to Psalm 121 – God’s Promise for the Journey

  1. faith says:

    This is very timely and appropriate for me, thanks, am blessed

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