Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Tuesday, April 8, 2015
Based Upon: Psalms 121:7-8
Far beyond the hills is the holy mountain of God. His throne is heaven and His footstool is the earth. David opens his Psalm with this statement: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1, 2. Far beyond the hills of human devising, beyond the hills of trust in other gods, is the hill of the Lord, from whence comes our help. From His vantage point, He can see all of the events of our lives equally and at the same time. He is able to manage them in righteousness, while patiently bringing us into conformity to His will. He loves us; therefore, while we are asleep, He is wide-awake. He loves us; therefore, the burning sun of affliction is not enough to deter God. It shall not scorch those who trust in Him. We shall come through the trials without even the odor of smoke upon us.
When we pray for guidance and strength, let us focus our prayers beyond the hills of this world to the holy mountain of God’s throne and “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” Psalms 121:7, 8.