I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
I have always appreciated Psalm 121. On many mornings here in California I have looked at the mountains that surround the San Fernando Valley and thought of that passage.
In August Kristine and I will be in Colorado spending some time at 4 Eagle Ranch in the Vail Valley. The panoramic view from the ranch is stunning with the New York Mountains in the distance. The words, "I will lift up my mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord..." always come to mind.
The majesty and grandeur of that setting is overwhelming. My help doesn't come from the mountains but from the creator of those mountains. God's power supersedes all that we can imagine and overwhelms the challenges and problems we face. The mountains stand as a reminder of God's infinite power, creativity and greatness.
If you are feeling overwhelmed today, look to the mountains or the hills or even the magnificence of a blade of grass and be assured of God's love and care for you and his ability to conquer the problems you are facing today.