Where does my help come from?


Psalm 27:1-5 (NKJV): “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me. To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord, All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.”


Let us be determined this week to:

Thank God for His faithfulness through all the seasons of our lives. He is always there to help us when we need it. When we hear stories of God’s faithfulness, it strengthens our faith and gives us hope. May we follow in the footsteps of the Psalmist, and cry out, “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.” (Psalm 121:1-2) May our memories of God’s faithfulness and His Word remind us that we can always trust and rely on Him in times of trouble. Sometimes we may have to wait for God’s answers. Even His timing reminds us that He is in control. May we write on our hearts the powerful message of Isaiah 40:29-31 (AMP), “He gives strength to the weary, And to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.” These powerful verses remind us that on some days we may run, while on others we may barely walk, but as we wait for the Lord’s answer and timing, we will soar through the challenges. Praise be to God! He has never ever left us to handle our problems alone. Let us be of good courage, waiting patiently on Him, and filled with expectation that He will reveal who He is… our Light, Power and Rock. He is the One who strengthens us in times of trouble, the One who goes before us – providing direction for our future. He is the One who has proven Himself faithful in the past. May we cling to God’s promises, knowing that He is our strength. He is with us always. He fights on our behalf. He binds us together, and gives us the power to conquer mountains and victoriously finish our race, all for His glory!

Ask God to equip us with all we need to carry out His will, to grow in our spiritual walk with Him, and to lovingly intercede for others. May we humbly ask for God’s miraculous power and invite the Holy Spirit to work mightily through us and guide us – as we pray for others, and prepare ourselves to serve Him in a way that honours Him for all eternity. Discernment comes from SEEKING GOD and being FOUND in His presence. It springs from learning His unforced rhythms of GRACE, LOVE and HOPE – knowing that He is faithful and trustworthy! This requires total surrender – trusting our great, all-powerful Lord to keep us and watch over our coming and going, our weeping and rejoicing. May His presence go before us, behind us and beside us. May we know that He is within us, our source of courage and wisdom. He is always with us and will give us peace!

So, whenever doubt or worry come into our minds, may we remember that God was and is always faithful! He will never let us down! Let us pray together: “Lord, today I need help with ___________ {Fill in the blank}. I lift my eyes to You Jesus. I trust You and know my help comes from You alone!”

May we never forget the promise of Romans 8:28 (AMP): “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”


So we come before the Lord and we say: “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. 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.”

Lord, I pray that You will help us to be honest with our pain and our questions. May we run to You in our seasons of lament. Remind us of Your faithfulness and help us to see You as our source of strength and eternal hope.

Lord, there is not one thing that we are able to do for ourselves, apart from You. You are our strength, You are our light, our power and our rock. Help us to sit at Your feet as You remind us of the many times You have shown Yourself able on our behalf. I ask that You will give us peace as we go into the rest of our day, knowing You have this and we can sing Your praises in the temple of our hearts. You are a worthy God, and You will receive our praise for Your glory and honour.

Lord Jesus, I just want to honour You as our King.  I want to honour You as the One who equips us with spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit.  I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that You would move by the Holy Spirit in each person and equip them with gifts to do Your work. There is a verse that says we will do greater things than what Jesus has done on earth. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that that will be true in our lives. I pray that in Jesus’ name.

Father God, throughout the Bible You promise to help Your people, your Children. For those of us who are struggling, I ask that we will fall on our faces before You and declare that our help comes from You. Yes, You may use human agents, but at the end of the day, only You can truly help us. Thank You Father, that You are true to Your Word. Your promises are yes and Amen in Jesus.  You love us, and You have good plans for us. You can use the things that we struggle with to bring good into our lives, to help us become more like Jesus. So help us today to seek Your face and believe that our help comes from You. I pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

(This WRAP is with great appreciation towards Lucinda, Ginny, Dirkie, Ingrid and Viola)

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