I Will Meditate on You, for You Have Been My Help…
As a child of God, it often is a joy to enter into dialog with the Lord through his Word. The more I know Scripture, the more clearly its unity comes into focus, as Scripture illuminates Scripture time and again. Consider this cry from the psalmist:
Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me (Psalm 119:132-133).
Before another page is turned, a reply is found:
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep (Psalm 121:2-4).
Did you see it?” Keep steady my steps” is the urgent plea, and the psalmist’s heart is comforted with the reminder that “he who keeps Israel will not let your foot be moved.”
“But how that can be?” we imagine the psalmist thinking.
Perhaps the Lord brought to mind the words of Psalm 23: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Always?
Yes, always! And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
Yes, everywhere! Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me (Psalm 139:7-10).
But will his presence be sufficient?
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psalm 18:2). Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:4) I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted (Job 42:2). But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).
About the Author
Imported from across the Atlantic, where she learned to love languages, old cities, and a great cup of coffee, Margot has served at Trinity Christian School since 2003. Her awe of God and the work He is doing at TCS increases with each passing year.