Our Help Will Come

This post is dedicated to my children, Kaila and Jerrell. Life brings times of tribulation, but God is always there. His strength is perfect when your strength is gone. He can hold you when I cannot. Love, Mom

“I will lift my eyes to the hills, where my help comes from. My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1,2

Lifting our eyes and looking to the hills sounds like an easy thing to do. It’s not. In difficult or tragic times, my heart pounds with anxiety and worry before I’m reminded to “look to the hills.” The anguish, tears, and frustration push the Lord’s presence just a little out of my reach. Thankfully, the anguish and tears don’t last. I remember I serve a living God who gives “peace that surpasses all understanding.” (Philippians 4:7) The Lord’s peace has the power to guard or protect our hearts and minds in times of trouble and tragedy. When we are overwhelmed and looking for help or a hand to hold, I assure you your help will come. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). When his presence rains on us, we are comforted and strengthened.

If difficult times tempt us to doubt the Lord’s presence, we should remind ourselves of all he has done for us. Can you remember what he did for you yesterday? It’s easy to forget when we are faced with challenges and difficult circumstances. It helps to quiet ourselves, spend time alone with God, and remind ourselves he is still good. We look to the hills because he is STILL a very present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1).

When we are grieving, angry, crushed in spirit, and barely clutching the hem of God’s garment, we can remind ourselves of his power and presence in our lives. In life’s difficult times, while we are waiting for our hurting to stop, our tears to stop, our miracle to take place, our health to improve, our job to come through, or our love to be returned, we must remember our help is just a prayer away. Look to the hills for your ever-present help. We can still turn to our Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, Mighty God, Lion of Judah, Lamb of God, Way Maker, Mender of Broken Hearts, and On-Time God. He is waiting with open arms to carry us through our dark times. Indeed, our help has come.


“Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on, let me stand. I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night. Lead me on to the light. Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home. (Thomas Dorsey)

When the Lord feels far away, take a listen to “Draw Nigh” by Fred Hammond