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"Our Help Comes From the Lord"

May 31, 2003

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Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."

Most Christians have experienced times when they seemed without help or hope. Health, family problems, financial distress -- whatever the trouble -- there seemed to be no one to turn to.

Yet we know where to seek help. We can confidently approach the throne of Christ, who sympathizes with our weaknesses. His throne is a throne of grace. Our Savior knows our sins. He covers our weaknesses, even our weak faith, with His love and forgiveness. From Him we receive mercy and grace in our time of need. It is to Him we turn in distress.

So the psalmist says confidently, "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Again: The Lord will keep you from all harm -- He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore" (Psalm 121:7-8).

God may not always give us what we want. We may not always understand God's ways, but we can trust Him. He has our earthly welfare and our eternal salvation at heart.

PRAYER: Lead us, Lord, as You will. If it is through sorrow or want, make us content to go Your way patiently, and bring us safely home to heaven. For Jesus' sake we pray. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Psalms 36-38    John 12:1-26

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