1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
The psalmist provides another Song of Ascents that declares the greatness of God. The focus of this song is the help, protection, and preservation of God’s people. The language of the psalm is so inspiring, speaking of God’s watching every step of His people, and never sleeping, but constantly watching over them. He protects the people of God from the strong sun by providing shade. He preserves them from their enemies forever.
This writer is proclaiming the power of God to take care of His people. When life gets dangerous or difficult, a psalm like this encourages the believer. Do not let the cares of life overwhelm you. The God you serve is able to help you. The Lord has your protection covered. He will preserve you from your enemies. Keep your trust in Him. Believe that regardless of your circumstances, you are safe in His care. Believe and have confidence in His ability to make your way straight!