1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
- Psalm 121 NIV
Q | Where do you usually go for help?
Q | How would you live if you knew God didn't need to be awakened or alerted?
Q | What saps you of life in your pilgrimage?
Q | What makes you experience "moonstroke"?
We often repeat the lie that God is not watching, unable to guard us, unwilling to be alerted, so much so that it feels true to us. In 8 verses this Psalm repeats the word Watch or Keep 6 times. It's as if by repetition the Psalmist is trying to get this truth drilled and seared into our hearts and minds; that God is able and willing to watch over us. Amen.
DO | Re-read and pray this Psalm and every time you see the word "watch" or "keep" inhale deeply the presence of God. (Repeat at least 3 times today)