Scripture “He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber.” (Psalm 121:3)

Observation – The Psalmist begins this psalm with the words “I lift my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? … my help comes from the Lord… maker of heaven and earth!” The psalm writer is in some sort of trouble. We don’t know what it is. Maybe he’s gazing off to the hills looking for help? Or maybe he’s actually CLIMBING the hill? … either way – the source of the help is clearly God; none other than the maker of heaven and earth! This verse says simply – If you have a problem, God’s powerful enough to take care of it. After all – he made the heavens and the earth! And this promise is valid at any hour. God does not sleep! He’s watching over you and making sure you are guarded and safe!

Application – I woke up early today. I couldn’t sleep. (Possibly too much Halloween chocolate?) And even though I’m awake, I am still drowsy and sluggish. This helps me appreciate just what it means that God is always awake and active … even when I am sleeping. Even when I’m not awake, he’s watching out for me. I can be confident that He will keep me from all harm (v. 7).

Prayer Lord, I feel attacked and weary sometimes. Satan does not want me to press on. Thank you for always guiding my step and protecting me even while I sleep and am not awake! Amen.