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“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:7-8) 

The final verses of Psalm 121 emphasize once again that God’s protection is all-encompassing. He keeps “from all evil.” He keeps your whole person, in body and soul. He keeps you from beginning to end; from the moment you leave your home to travel or work, until the moment you return home. And all that applies “forevermore.” Did you notice how often the word “keep” appears here and how broad and deep these promises are? 

I find it comforting that the Lord is always there. In times of need, but also in times of prosperity. In difficult tasks and in everyday chores. When I am full of good courage and when I feel depressed. He knows what is best for me, and He will protect me. There are no circumstances imaginable beyond God’s presence. 

Today, read Psalm 121 again in its entirety and let it sink in. Dwell for a moment on the “mountains” you face. Bring your needs before the Lord in prayer and encourage yourself with these ancient words that have not lost their power. 

Where does my help come from? 

My help is from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!

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