(Based upon Psalm 121)
Three Key Ways God Encourages Us through His Help
1. He will not let your foot be moved;
We need to know that what we are trusting in is secure. God provides security as we travel through life. He assures us that He leads us, stays with us, never abandons us on the trail, is never overtaken or overcome, is never caught off guard, and is never ambushed or outsmarted by the enemy.
2. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
We need to know someone is looking out for us. God has His eye upon us and He never gets distracted or misses some detail concerning our lives. There is never a moment, day or night, when He fails to see and know everything about us. Nothing sneaks by Him or happens without Him being fully aware of our situation, and He is fully able to deal with it.
3. The LORD is your keeper;
We need to know we are cared for. God is the one who keeps us. To keep us means that He will also provide for us. He didn’t bring us into the world to abandon us. God keeps us close to Him—near to His heart, near to side, near to His thoughts, near to His arms. He will not harden His heart toward His children or push us away. Nothing will distract His thoughts, or loosen His hold upon us.