Psalm 121:1 <A Song of degrees.> 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.

God is the source of help for the believer. In any difficulty, trial, affliction, or trouble, God is the one to whom we must look.

Psalm 121, in this beautiful song, presents this God of help. David had a proper perspective in his difficulties. He would lift up his eye, far away from his problems. He would look up to the hills and even higher to the Lord. When we are in the valley of trouble and turmoil, we must make the same choice. We must choose to lift our eyes up to the Lord.

Sadly many keep their focus within the vale of their present trouble. They seek to find help from man, or to work their way out of their own difficulty. When strength fails, and the limited resources of man’s ability to help run out, where can we turn? Sadly many seek for divine intervention as the last resort and not the only option. For the Believer, Divine Help is the first resort, and wisdom provided from Him in every earthly intervention.

The woman taken with the infirmity of blood for 12 years found out how far the resources of man would be able to help her. She was physically desperate, financially drained, and medically done. At this moment she fled to the Saviour in faith, touching the hem of His garment and found immediate help for her physical condition, but also far greater help for her eternal soul. She was made whole by the infinite virtue of the Saviour. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. (Psa 60:11)

Have we realized the great source of help from our God? Do we rely upon the help of our God?

King Asa relied upon the help of His God and the result was great spiritual rest. And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee (II Chronicles 14:11). For those who choose to rest upon their God, God will surly give them rest.

We serve a God with unlimited resources. It is nothing for Him to help. When Jesus healed the woman with the infirmity, He lost no virtue. Let us have a proper perspective that lifts up our eyes past the vale of this sorrow and rests upon the infinite power of our Creator God. He is our Provided Helper; Personal Protector; and our Present and Permanent Protector.

Those who cry out to the Lord and see His mighty hand bring great deliverance in their lives will surly have great testimonies of how the Lord has helped them. Believer, can you recall today where the Lord has helped you? Ebenezer-Hitherto hath the LORD helped us, is the memorial set up by the Prophet Samuel upon the occasion of the Lord’s deliverance of His people out of the hands of the enemy. Hitherto=reminds us of the Lord’s help up until this point. God has been faithful in the past. When we recall the Lord’s help until this point, it reminds us that we can trust on Him for any present difficulties as well as any troubles that may arrive in the future. If God has been our help to this point, He certainly will not fail today!

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Jacob blessed his sons upon the occasion of his death. He spoke of the opposition that would befall Joseph, yet the truth that the mighty God of Jacob, El Shaddai, who is the stone of Israel, would be the one to help. With these blessings of the Almighty we see that God is truly the Ebenezer; Stone of Help.

Stone=Eben                                        Help=azar

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: Genesis 49:24-25

Will I rely upon the help available in my Almighty God? The omnipotence of God connected with the name El Shaddai is connected with His mighty power to bless.

Moses knew the help of His God and named one of his sons to this effect. And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh (Exo 18:4). Eliezer means God is help. What a testimony for Moses to be continually reminded of the help of his God every time he called Eliezer to himself.

There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. (Deut. 33:26-27, 29)

Hezekiah’s statement of divine help caused great rest in the hearts of the people, “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah (2Ch 32:8).”

Divine Intervention came to the father who sought the help of the Saviour after the failure of the disciples to be able to cast the demon out of his son. The help of the Saviour is found in that He is able and willing to not only have compassion but also to help. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. (Mar 9:22)

God’s Word can be a wonderful source of Divine Help in difficulty. Open the pages and find the needed help. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. (Psa 119:175)

Prayer can be a powerful source of Divine Help in difficulty. Let us get down on our knees and beseech for intervention. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb 4:16)

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isa 41:10)

The Believer has no need to fear in the present circumstances. Let us not give place to fear but rather have vibrant faith. We are not to be dismayed because of our God; He is our God. He promises to strengthen, help, and uphold His own.

Woe be to the man who walks this life alone physically without a companion to help him when he falls. How incredibly sad that many walk this life with no relationship with God, and when they fall in trouble, they have no Divine Intervention to help them up. Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. (Ecc 4:9-10)