Edgar, Nebraska

Pastor's Ponderings
Heartland Shared Ministries
May 2020 Newsletter

Psalm 121
Assurance of God’s Protection
1 
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
    from where will my help come?
2 
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
3 
He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 
He who keeps Israel
    will 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 will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time on and forevermore.


       I have read Psalm 121 many times in my life.  It is a go to Psalm of mine for a funeral or a grave side service.  It conveys God’s love and strength for all of us!  They are words of reassurance for all of us.  God is watching over us!  God will never fail us!  In the midst of what we are going through in life, we need to hear Psalm 121.  In the midst of what we should do when it comes to the economy, social distancing, opening back up, etc., the words are God’s promise to us.  In the midst of life and of death, we look to God for help.  We look to God to guide us and direct us.  We look to God who loves us so much that Jesus died for us.  A 

 love that is so great, we cannot understand or comprehend it. 

    Life is so confusing right now.  Life is so uncertain right now.  The future is something that seems so chaotic.  In the midst of when one part of the Body of Christ hurts, we all hurt.  Through it all, God has us!  God is at work.  God the maker of heaven and earth, the God who defeated death and is life, has us engulfed in love. We look to hills from where will my help come?—our help comes from our Lord and Savior, King of King and Lord of Lords!  We do what we can do being led by the Holy Spirit.  God will not let us down!
 
You are in my Prayers and in God’s hands!

Pastor Ethan