Anglican Devotional 6 May 2024: God Is Our Helper

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 6 May 2024 – God Is Our Helper

TOPIC: God Is Our Helper

READ: Psalm 121: 1-8 (NKJV)

  1. A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help?
  2. My help [comes] from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
  3. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
  4. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall 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 shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
  8. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.


The Psalmist introduces this psalm with a rhetorical question which brings out the imagery of someone who had gone to several places for help but found none. He did not only go to one hill, but hills, that is, mountains. There are people like this today who run from pillar to post, from one prayer house to another, from one prophet to another, and from one church to another, seeking God’s intervention in their problems. It is like when people forsake God, the source of living waters, and pursue after broken cisterns (Jer.2: 13).


However, at last, the Psalmist discovered that his help could only come from God. As he finally realised himself, he confessed that God was the source of his help. We must never see our relations, friends or riches as ultimate sources of help. God is the only source of meeting our physical and spiritual needs and Christians must always trust Him with all their hearts for grace to help them in times of need. Every faithful child of God is always under the Lord’s protection, defence and watchful care and this truth was emphasised by Jesus when He said, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore…“ (Matt. 10:30 – 31). Knowing this truth will encourage all Christians who go from one Prayer Mountain to another to stop. Verses 5-8 give us assuance of God’s unfailing preservation and protection. God only is our helper and we must put our trust in Him for He will never fail.

PRAYER: From whom do you seek help when you are in need?

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