“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1, 2).

Many people will recite this Psalm by memory. But you have to bring all those which you memorize to practical experience. All the promises have been given only for you to bring to practice. Here in this verse, God mentions “Help Comes” as a promise. So, dear children of God, lift up your eyes toward the hill of the Lord. Lift up your hands and praise Him. Lift up the praise and worship from your heart. Then the help from the Lord who made the heaven and earth will come to you.

David had the experience of spreading out his hands towards God. He said, “You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them” (Psalm 89:9). “I spread out my hands to you; my soul longs for you like a thirsty land” (Psalm 143:6). Coming to church with reverence is an experience. Praying with bent knees is an experience. Lifting up the sacrifice of praise is an experience. Lifting the heart with raised hands and waving the hands and presenting as a waving sacrifice is another experience.

Before going for the Spiritual experiences wipe out the sins from your life. It could block the divine help coming towards you. Isaiah the prophet says, But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).

See! David confessed his sins and sought the face of God. On receiving the remission of sins and the joy of Salvation, David says, “When you said, “Seek my face,” my heart said to you, “Your face, Lord, I will seek” (Psalm 27:8).

One group of people walked through some villages, proclaimed the Gospel to the villagers there and came to a small tea shop with all tiredness. Some of them bought some cookies and butter biscuits and ate them. At that time, a girl came from somewhere and went near them and looked at those biscuits desirously. Her pathetic look moved everyone’s heart and they sympathized with her and got her some biscuits, which made her cheerful.

Our God is compassionate, loving and merciful. When you, who are His children, look up to Him with faith and expectation, will He not help you with compassion?

To meditate: “May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion” (Psalm 20:2).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai