Where does my help come from?

mountainWe all need help and there’s plenty of people willing to offer it to us, sometimes at a price. Where should we look for help?

Perhaps we can look to the mountains, those ancient, sturdy, magnificent structures which speak of solid foundations and an unyielding force of nature. Inspiring places. But they are still just rock and sometimes moved by earthquakes, more powerful forces of nature.

’I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.’ So writes the psalmist in the Bible. Our help can come from the One who made the mountain and the whole universe. The One who sustains the whole earth and all within.

We can look within ourselves for the inspiration we need, we can be inspired by other people, but true and enduring inspiration really only comes from God, the One who made us, sustains us and is willing and able to help us. We only need to ask and have faith, lifting up our eyes, looking to God our ever present helper.

Who is inspiring you, helping you today?