A moment's meditation.

Greece
February 6, 2016 11:08am CST
I have been reading some beautiful words today that I would like to share. They will be familiar to a number of you and found in Psalm 121 which starts ‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills’. The looking up is for help and the person who is expected to help is the LORD, the great I AM of the Bible. This looking up is followed by the assurance that His response is to ‘watch over’ which is more than a looking down at us as we look up to Him - it means ‘taking care of’ us. The taking care of involves making sure we do not slip and fall, it is protection over our lives. We are being watched over both day and night as we come and go. It is a 'watching over' that we can rely on both now and always. When I feel worried about the future these are the words I take to heart, they give me security in troubled times. image from Pixabay
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@amadeo (73112)
• United States
6 Feb 16
sorry,I have my doubt here.But this is another story.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
I've read your bio so I understand your comment, but I hope that you can begin to believe just a little that God loves you. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
6 Feb 16
nice discussion friend. I like it. Yes we should always pray to God it helps us even if we do not see it. We need to know that it is up to us long, however, we believe sincerely that.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
I agree with your comments on prayer, of course praying is just the start of the journey and we also have play our part.
@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
6 Feb 16
Your lifting to the sky's and the lord awaits your gaze he will be there.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
Yes He will and He is, He is someone we can rely upon.
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• Vancouver, Washington
12 Feb 16
@41CombedaleRoad he is the greatest thing.
@celticeagle (119858)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 16
I love this picture. I wish I was running in the meadow.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
Thank you Celtic and for reading my post regardless! I love the photo too it is one I feel I could run into.
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@celticeagle (119858)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 16
@41CombedaleRoad ....It is lovely. Glad you shared it.
@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
7 Feb 16
That picture is beautiful. The Lord is truly a safe refuge and strong tower!
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
I did not have a safe refuge or a strong tower picture, unfortunately but I did have one of the hills.
@AnneEJ (4979)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
6 Feb 16
Thank you for sharing that. I am so glad that we can always look to the Lord and He hears our cry and meets our need.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
I do not know how I would manage without Him, I would certainly worry a lot more about the future if I did not have faith in the Lord.
@Shiva49 (13966)
• Singapore
7 Feb 16
We need the comforting words during troubling times. Thanks for the description - siva
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
We all need to be comforted and feel loved even if the One who loves us cannot be seen and has to be reached through faith.
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@Shiva49 (13966)
• Singapore
12 Feb 16
@41CombedaleRoad I try to reach out to the source of my being and then I get solace - siva
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
7 Feb 16
The Word of God is truly comforting this is why i don't fail to read and meditate on the scriptures each morning and evening of my life.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
You must be well grounded in the Word, thank you for your response.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
@41CombedaleRoad It is my meditation all the day.
@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
7 Feb 16
Faith is a great thing to pull us through tough times. Each person has his own favorite God and practices his own beliefs about God. Good to hear your inspiration from the Bible.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
Christians do not have a favourite god or even a choice. To us there is only One.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
12 Feb 16
@41CombedaleRoad Unlike ours where we have a dozen popular deities and a thousand customs.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
7 Feb 16
You have posted a well-written and inspiring article. Keep it coming
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
thank you mimiang, your comments are appreciated.
@1hopefulman (32461)
• Canada
6 Feb 16
Such encouraging words: Psalm 121:7-8 American Standard Version 7 Jehovah will keep thee from all evil; He will keep thy soul. 8 Jehovah will keep thy going out and thy coming in From this time forth and for evermore.
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
The name Jehovah is itself a translation of the Hebrew word which means ' I am who I am' it is simply translated as the LORD in the English Bible
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Feb 16
I love that Psalm!
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• Greece
11 Feb 16
I believe we are two of many thousands who know it and love it.
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@dodoazo (21308)
• Philippines
7 Feb 16
God's words are always there in the Holy Scriptures. They are to be read. They are to be reflected to our lives for inspiration, for instructions, for reproach, for discipline. That is how God's love is manifested.