Let the Lord carry you

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Psalm 121:1–8

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?

2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.

6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

As I read this Psalm I thought of Sunday’s message from Isaiah 46. In that passage Isaiah tells us that God carries us from the womb, through our life and even into the days of our grey hair. Isaiah is teaching that God is God apart from all idols, which are not gods at all but are merely heavy decorated objects who need to be carried, can be stolen, and can’t say anything.

But God, our heavenly Father, does not need to be carried, no, He carries us! With that in mind, re-read Psalm 121.

Here is the question: Do you trust God to carry you? I am finding that the answer to this question determines whether I allow God to carry or whether I try to carry myself. When God carries me I have no controls. I don’t always like that feeling. But when God carries me He does a far better job, life is peaceful, and there are no regrets.

“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from where comes my help. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Can He carry you?

Without being repetitive, I want to say that Sunday was a wonderful day here at church. The Spirit of the people was filled with worship and praise. The attentiveness to the Word was exciting. I thank God for His work amongst us.

Sunday night a few of us met to review the morning message and the insights gained were a great help to us. This is going to be a regular occurrence and I encourage you to join up with us whether online or in person.

Pray for my service at Sunrise in a few minutes.

See you tomorrow night for the Thanksgiving praise service.

Have a great day in the Lord,

PS

 

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