I lift up my eyes to the hills. I stop looking at my level and my point of view and look up to God’s level and point of view.
I need help. Where does it come from? Not from me – I cannot help myself. Not from other people – they’re just like me – flawed and limited.
My help comes from God – the Maker of heaven and earth.Gid
God will not let my foot slip. I will walk sure and steady. God watches over me and never slumbers or sleeps.
God watches over me. He shades me from the hot sun.
The sun will not harm me during the day and He will also keep me safe at night.
God will keep me from all harm. He will watch over my life. My coming and going, my every movement, now and forevermore.
“The Hebrew word for “keep” is repeated six tomes in eight verses. It is also translated as “preserve” or “watch”. The Lord our Keeper is one of the Old Testament names of God. In all of this deliberate wording the Lord assures us of His constant personal protection; it is not just a general concept.” Anchor Devotional 7/22/13
Keep – shamar (shaw-mar’) – To hedge about (as with thorns, i.e., guard; protect, tend to. Verb meaning to watch, keep, preserve , guard, be careful, watch carefully over, be on one’s guard, care for.
God place hedges of protection around us. A hedge of thorns. The thorns are on both sides of the hedge – to keep predators from attacking us and to keep us from wandering into danger. When we step too close to the danger, when we worry and have anxious thoughts, we are pricked and stabbed. It’s best for us to rest inside the hedge and let God deal with our predators.