“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!” Psalms 121:1-2
We can’t count on our mountaintop experiences when we’re going through the valley.
We want those high times, oh how we want them! We believe that if we just have something good happen to us, we can make it through the bad.
So where does that leave us placing our trust? Not in the God who promises to deliver us, but in the memories of better days – or wishful thinking for a brighter future. It isn’t a bad thing to remember God’s goodness in former days. Far from it! Even the Israelites built their worship around being reminded.
Nor is it terrible to hope for better days. We are supposed to have faith for our deliverance – but not faith in the faith, or faith in the power of hope. We’re to have faith in the One who makes the brighter future possible!
The Psalmist knew where his real help came from. Do we? Don’t place your faith in the high times – place it in the One who made the mountain in the first place.