This Psalm reminds us in times of fear, distress and trouble that we can look to God for help. Meditate upon this Psalm today. What does it mean for lent? What does it mean to be tempted and to struggle with sin yet to know a God who is our help? I particularly love the line: "the Lord shall preserve you from all evil". It doesn't always seem like it but there are hope in these words. We know that in Jesus' death and resurrection that God has ultimately overcome evil once and for all. So we pray, "your kingdom come" and hope in anticipation to see the fullness of this reality.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore. (NKJV)