Where does your help come from?

Psalm 121:1-2“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Earlier this week, I received a phone call from someone I didn’t know. It was a lady contacting me regarding foreclosure notices on her home. She was referred to me hoping I could help save her home. She began to tell me how hard everything had been this last year with her husband passing away, then three weeks later her 4-year-old grandchild passing, and most recently losing her job. I listened to her entire situation, answered her questions then proceeded to explain her options for her home. She began to sob and cry out loud. My heart went out to her. Then I stopped and asked her if she was a believer. She said, “yes". So I asked her if I could pray for her and I did. I reminded her of how God is still in control and will work this situation out for good. She was very thankful. There’s no doubt that this dear lady has been going through some very difficult trials. She was in great despair and quite focused on the present problems.

Understandingly, sometimes in the midst of our trials we might feel hopeless and overwhelmed. I know I have felt that way before. But we need to remember where our help comes from. We need to get our eyes and our thoughts off the temporary situation and look up to the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Our God is the creator of all things and if He says not to worry, then we need to trust Him. That’s where our help comes from. That’s where our hope comes from. Remember, these trials and hardships are only temporary. God offers us eternal glory and salvation in Him to look forward to. 2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” He cares for you and hasn’t abandoned you. Lift up your eyes to Him.

Jeanine B.