My husband and I attended International Messengers’ annual conference in April. This year it happened in Poland. The view from our room was cut and pasted from a National Geographic magazine, I’m sure. The sunset’s pink glow on the snowcapped mountains nearly took my breath away.
Each morning while attending the conference, I gazed at the scene from my window and my heart was encouraged. Psalm 121:1,2 came to mind: “I look up to the mountains – does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!”
The mountains stood like sentries guarding their territory. They rose with majesty over the terrain below. Their rugged appearance made them look invincible, like conquerors over anyone who dared challenge their heights. And yet, their strength was, and is, nothing compared to the might of the One who spoke them into existence.
This mighty One, the Creator who made the heavens and the earth, is He who holds us in His hands. He loves us, calls us by name, has divinely-appointed plans for our lives, and provides for us. He knows our needs. He bottles our tears. He hears our cries. And He promises to listen when we call on His name.
This mighty One promises that He’ll never let us stumble or fall. He’ll watch over us while we sleep. He stands beside us as our protective shade, He keeps us from evil, and He preserves our lives (Psalm 121:3-7). What more do we need to face our fears? What more do we need to embrace the future with confidence and joy?
Whatever your needs are today, my friend, remember the mountains’ majesty and strength. And then praise the mountains’ Maker for supplying those needs and being your strength.