Read: Psalm 121
When you are in a situation where you really need help, where would you go? Do you go to a friend, or family, or do you rely upon God? King David had the confidence that his help came from Yahweh God, the Creator of heaven and earth (Ps. 121). David had to go through many unforeseen situations like running from King Saul, his own son Absalom who raised an uprising against him, and even hurt from his trusted friend and his enemies. He knew that it was better to trust in God than to depend on men (Ps. 118:8). “It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in princes” (Ps. 118:9). Maybe you don’t have anyone to help you or vouch for you, but if you have earnestly asked God for help, He will deliver you. He will lead you in the right direction. The psalmist says, “God is on our side, what can man do unto me?” (Ps. 118:6).
When Peter was imprisoned for proclaiming Christ, he was guarded by 16 Roman soldiers. There was no one who could deliver him, except Yahweh God. God sent his angel to rescue Peter while he was asleep (Acts 12). Similarly, God delivered Daniel when he was in the lion’s den (Dan. 6). God helped Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abednego) when they were put in the flaming fire. God walked with them in the fire, that the hair of their head was untouched by fire, nor their garments affected and the smell of fire was not on them (Dan. 3).
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Heb. 13:6). Ps. 121:1-2 says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Firmly believe that God is able to help you. Trust and obey Him. He will shield us from all our troubles.