‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help!’ Psalm 121:1 (NKJV)
David was a man who seemed to get himself into problems and situations of his own making from time to time. Does that sound familiar? We all do that at times, don’t we? Yet David knew where to run to when he was in need of help. He often cried out to Yehovah for help and strength: ‘Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress’ (Psalm 71:3). David also often declares who his Yehovah is: ‘Yehovah is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my Yehovah, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold’ (Psalm 18:2). David said he would lift his eyes to the hills, but where would his help come from? Not from the hills, but from Yehovah. Even when David had committed adultery, and arranged a murder, instead of hiding from Yehovah in shame, he humbled himself before Him in grief and repentance: ‘Have mercy upon me Yehovah, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin’ (Psalm 51:1-2). Even if your situation is a mess because of your own doing, turn to Yehovah as David did. When you come up against life’s challenges, where do you look? Where do you seek your help from? Don’t even wait until you hit a problem – always look to Him, and he will be sure to answer you.