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. He will not let your foot slip He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you. The Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night. 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)
When we don’t have the answers, when we don’t know what will happen next, He does! God is our ever-present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) He alone knows exactly what we need when we need it and is able and ready to take care of us.
As I sing worship songs about how God has never failed, I am able to reflect back over my life and my experiences with Jesus because I have a history in my relationship with Him. I know without a doubt that He has rescued me and stayed with me through every difficulty that I have ever faced. These memories are a tremendous help to me when I face something new that’s scary. I may not know what is going to happen, but I do know without a doubt that God sees me and is able to sustain me no matter what, and HE WILL DO IT! If you are unsure about whether or not you belong to Jesus and can say the same thing, I encourage you to pray and talk to Him about that. God wants that kind of closeness with you, and is ready now if you will simply tell Him you believe that He can save you and ask Him to be the Lord and director of your life.
Be encouraged by this next scripture, and then let’s pray together:
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:7-10)
Almighty God, you know us and you love us. You delight in our personalities’ and care about the details of our lives and our family. Thank you for the comfort that we can gain from the promises in your Word. Thank you for the personal memories that each one of your children have. The times that you’ve cared for us and helped us through trouble will sustain us and strengthen our faith as we go along. Help us to remain faithful to you. Help us to stay near your side. We are your sheep. We hear your voice and will not follow another. All honor, praise and wonder be lifted up to you, our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus. Amen
Read: John 10:1-16
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on The Unholy Trinity, the Tribulation, and God’s Judgment on August 31st, 2019 - Watch Sermon