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My Help Comes From the Lord

When I was a young girl during those times when I just needed to cry and to cry out to the Lord, I would run out and sit in the midst of the cotton field behind our house. From there in the distance I could see the mountain ranges and I would look out toward them and repeat Psalm 121 over and over. It was a passage that God put into my heart right after my dad died and I always felt like it was special and just for me. I would insert my name into it and meditate on it. Like a rainbow was God’s promise to Noah, to this day every time I see a mountain I am reminded of this passage- His promise to me. God met me in that cotton field and this gave me great comfort during those times of confusion, despair and loneliness…It still does.

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