“My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).

Every verse in Psalm 121 explains to us what God’s nurture, protection and miracle are. The first verse stays as a prayer. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills — from whence comes my help?” Looking up to God and lifting the eyes with faith are good prayer indeed. Here, David gives a name to God ‘Hills from where comes my help.’

The second verse is a confession of faith. Every time you finish your prayer, you have to confess your faith, again and again, to make sure of your prayer. “Surely the help will come to me. God will send His help to me. I need not worry about anything. I will keep on expecting with faith.”

In certain translations, it goes like this: “I will not look up to men or people powerful like hills. My eyes are lifted to God with the hope that He alone could help me.” In continuation, David writes, “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us” (Psalm 123:2).

Many times, God may raise people who could help you. He may raise rich and generous people. But you should not place your faith in them but should look up to God with the hope and faith that it is He who had sent them as help. He created the Ravens to feed Elijah. He gave him the water from the brook to drink.

But the eyes of Elijah did not fix on the Ravens. Sometime later the brook dried up. The Ravens also stopped coming. But, as Elijah had taken God alone as the hills from where the help came, God brought in the widow of Zarephath for feeding Elijah. When a situation arose wherein the widow of Zarephath could not help, God sent His angel to feed Elijah with bread and water.

When your eyes look up to God alone, He will send the Ravens, widows and the angels as help to you. Out of the eater will come something for you to eat. It was Pharaoh who framed regulations against the Israelites but God made use of his daughter to feed Moses. It was under her care, Moses became a youth. He was trained to excel in every art of Egypt.

To meditate: “Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to God and wander about for lack of food?” (Job 38:41)

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai