Help at the individual level

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?” (Psalm 121:1, NIV) 

The writer of Psalm 121 sees looming mountains before him and realizes that he needs help from beyond himself. It is striking that he asks, “Where will my help come from?” He is not looking for general answers. He is looking for a way out for himself, for his own specific situation. His exclamation has a very personal tone. 

When we are in need, we are also not helped by general truths. In any case, these are not sufficient. We need God to intervene in our personal lives. Instead of a general theory, we need a personal Savior. 

This is beautifully expressed in Galatians 2:20, where Paul confesses his faith in “the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” 

Can you say the same? Do you already know the Lord God personally and have you been saved from your sins by Him? If so, you can turn to Him for help in all situations: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.” (Hebrews 13:6) 

And if you don’t yet know the Lord as your Savior, don’t be satisfied with what other people say. Seek Him personally!

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