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“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?” Psalm 121:11

In his day it wasn’t uncommon to look up in the mountainous landscape and see people worshiping idols and practicing pagan religion rituals. When the people had fears, needed a spell to ward off an evil spirit, or desired good fortune they went to the mountaintops to get help from the false gods, priests, and priestesses.

Perhaps the psalmist was walking and see those formerly devoted to the One true God so desperate for help seeking false help from false gods I can almost hear the tremble in his voice and feel the ache of his heart as he cries,” I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?”

When crisis strikes, adversity hits, or sorrow shadows your ideal plan, where do you go for help? I will be the first to admit that there are times when I struggle to look to the right source for my help.

In our day, there may not be a Baal, sun priest, or moon priestess to seek but we no doubt turn other sources of false help.  Women all over the globe accept false hope from powerful media influences. Whether it is from a magazine purchased in the grocery checkout line or a channel on the remote control, we have fallen for the false help our world has to offer.

The power to turn from false help to true hope comes is found in six simple words: “My help comes from the Lord.”

As women of faith let’s make a commitment to turn off and tune out the lure of false help of powerful media influences. Instead of choosing a familiar channel on the remote control we can find a quiet place to talk to the One who offers real help. We can refuse to purchase a new magazine and instead pick our Bible to read about God’s perfect plan for our life.

Let’s blast the away the beckoning of false help with these six powerful words, My help comes from the Lord.




  1. sheila payne says

    This post is a topic that I struggle with a lot. I allow other sources to guide me when I should only look to God. When things are hard one thing I do that is absolutely the wrong thing is I will watch TV. Doing that is sort of like something that numbs me. It turns off my brain when I should be leaving my brain on and going only to the Father. It is not exactly what I plan to do but it is my habit when I am scared.

  2. Linda says

    Great words ! and a timely reminder, as we head into fall, the season of ‘everything new and view-worthy ‘, according to the networks……
    May I remember to fix my eyes on the author and perfecter of my faith, to lead me in Hs ways, that I may travel alongside Him on the path of righteousness.
    Thanks so much for this post that really spoke to me this morning :)

  3. Nancy says

    This post struck a chord in my spirit. How often have I bought that next magazine looking for something to satisfy a longing, meet a need, or to find encouragement. Looking in the wrong places knowing better …My help comes from The Lord. Let us live in the word of God so that we might say with David, “cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for in you do I trust. Cause me to know where to walk, for I lift up my soul to you.” Psalm 143:8

    Thank you Wendy.

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