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“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth”. – Psalm 121: 1, 2.

Comment:

Wholehearted belief or faith and trust in the Almightiness of God Who is ever present to help His children is clearly expressed in the above inspired words of King David, a prophet of God. A hill is a natural elevation of the earth's surface; but the hill in this context symbolizes God's Organisation, the capital of which is Mount Zion in heaven. (Psalm 48:2) As people look up to see the top of the hill, so the people of God must look up to God in heaven for help in terms of provisions, protection, guidance and salvation. This calls for faith, knowledge and understanding. Our trust should not be in our wealth, academic achievements, power, or in mortal man but in God  Almighty.

That mankind yearns for safety or deliverance from the dangers, harm or risk to which he is constantly exposed is common knowledge. The dangers include accidents (on road, air and sea), diseases, natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, bush fires, drought, etc), as well as wars, armed robbery, terrorism, kidnapping, assassination, etc. Jeremiah the prophet declared: “The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD”. (Lamentations 3:24-26) With this understanding therefore, we should continue to exercise faith and confidence or trust in Him as our stronghold and wait quietly for His deliverance from the troubles of this life so as to have joy and peace in our hearts always by His grace.

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