“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” Psalm 54:4
God is my helper. The God who created all things and holds them all together. The God who sees me. The Lord who knows those who are His. The God who is great and abundant in power, whose understanding is beyond measure. He is my helper. When the storm is raging and I feel like I won’t get through another minute. When the path is shadowed and I can’t see what to do. When I struggle with impatience and uncertainty as He tells me to wait on Him. When circumstances or people get frustrating and stress rises. When I am faced with my fears and peace seems to flee. In all of these moments, God is my helper.
He extravagantly covers me with grace. He strengthens me to stand. He assures my heart that He will faithfully guide in perfect timing. He increases my faith as I choose to trust His wisdom and sovereignty. He reminds me of His steadfast love, covering me with His favor as with a shield. As I quiet my heart and listen to His songs over me, songs of truth and freedom and hope, peace again floods my soul. Because I remember who my God is. I remember that He is orchestrating the details of my life, and He is never wrong in His actions. He is for me.
In every moment, my Lord is the upholder of my life. He is sustaining me. I have a Rock to stand on, one that will never let me down. “When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalm 94:18-19).