DEVOTION – DAY 72

Psalm 121:1-2 “Our help comes from the Lord”

 

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.”

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many nations to their knees. Earlier, we saw scenes on social media of men on their knees in Italy, on the streets and in public squares praying and crying out to God for help. We saw the high and mighty like the Prime Minister of UK being placed in ICU because of the virus. And just as some countries thought they could relax their movement restrictions, there are surges in new Covid-19 cases.

But as Christians, we can call out to God for His help. Our call goes out to the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. God created the Heaven and the earth. The whole Universe in all its complexity is His creation. If He could do that, surely, He could easily contain the Covid-19 virus. He could certainly protect us. The psalmist continues in Psalm 121 that the Lord keeps us from harm. The Lord watches over our lives. The Lord watches our coming and going both now and forevermore. This is God’s assurance for all of us.

Last October, we went for a holiday in Yunnan. Towards the end of the holiday, we travelled to a town called Zhongdian near the Tibetan plateau. We were at an elevation of over 3,000 meters. Soon after arrival, I felt unwell and was rushed to the local hospital suffering from altitude sickness. My wife and I could only cry out to the Lord for His help. We did not want to be stuck in such a remote place. We were due to return home in 6 days. We could only pray and trusted that the Lord will be gracious and merciful to us. We could only pray that the medical treatment would quickly restore me. The Lord graciously helped us. I was deemed fit enough to catch a flight back to Kunming on the 4th day after admission. The tour agent managed to get us seats on the last flight of the day to Kunming. We had just enough cash to pay for the hospital bill and settle all the additional costs. And when I returned back home, I had a check up with my lung specialist and he confirmed that my lungs were cleared. The treatment given to me in the local hospital did restore me. We thank God for answering our prayers.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace, mercy and protection over us. Thank you for hearing our cries for help. Thank you for watching over us, giving us peace through the storms of our lives. In the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Questions

  1. Are you fearful about something?
  2. Will you call out to the Lord for help? The Lord is the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Nothing is too difficult for Him.
  3. What help have you received from the Lord in the past? Share.
  4. How does Psalm 121 comfort and assure you at this time?