I lift my eyes to the mountains - Psalm 121 אֶשָּׂ֣א עֵ֖ינַי אֶל־הֶֽהָרִ֑ים
(א) שִׁ֗יר לַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת אֶשָּׂ֣א עֵ֭ינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִ֑ים מֵ֝אַ֗יִן יָבֹ֥א עֶזְרִֽי׃
(1) A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?

What does the Book of Psalms say about God’s protection?

Psalm 121

"I lift my eyes to the mountains

from where will my help come?

My help will come from the Lord,

maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your feet falter;

your guardian does not slumber.

Indeed the Guardian of Israel

neither slumbers nor sleeps..”

Esa Einai el he’harim,

me ayin yavo ez’ri?”

During times of war and distress Psalm 121 has been for many a source of comfort and healing help, she said. ‘The Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.’ How, then, we may ask, does a missile sent by evildoers ever reach its target? Why does illness ever prevail? Is not God somehow distant or in slumber when injustice occurs?

According to Psalm 121, “The Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.” What does it mean to be a guardian? A guardian watches and protects yet lets the young one run with the risk of falling. He sets boundaries for safety yet allows exploration. He does so because He knows that this is the only way the young one may learn and grow and one day help the world to be a better place.

In a similar way during our time in the finite physical world, while we are not assured of a life without hardship in any way, we are assured of God's protection in an infinite way.” The Psalm concludes:

The Lord will guard you from all evil.

He will guard your soul.

The Lord will guard your going

and your coming

from now and for all time."

(from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone" which is on Amazon, Kindle & Audibel) Click Here for the link.