“The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.” (Psalm 121:5-6)
If you are traveling in Israel, the burning sun is a serious danger. Especially if you don’t have enough water with you. In such circumstances, a little shade is not only very pleasant but vital. In biblical times, it was widely thought that the moon could cause certain diseases – think of the word ‘lunatic’, which is derived from the word ‘luna’ = ‘moon’.
Psalm 121 gives a kind of summary: at all possible times, the Lord is with you in the dangers you face. He can be because (as we saw yesterday) He never sleeps. He can restrain the forces of nature and spiritual dangers because He is the Creator of heaven and earth. He travels with you “[at] your right hand,” in the place where a lawyer or protector normally stands. This is expressed even more clearly in Psalm 16:8, “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
When the Lord is with you, you need to have no fear. That is true on literal journeys, for which you may pray to Him for protection. But it also applies to your “journey of life” as a whole.
Do you realize that you need God’s protection in everything? How do you express this?