Thursday, June 11, 2015

Psalm 121

Last week during some of my preparation I ended up reading Psalm 121. I have discussed before about memorizing a hymn and a Psalm to prepare for labor as well as the importance of memorizing Scripture to prepare for labor. Psalm 121 really spoke to my heart as I read it. I wish it had stood out to me sooner so that I would have my whole pregnancy to learn it, instead of days or a few weeks, but I am planning to meditate on this Psalm to have alongside Psalm 23 that is my go to for everything!

Psalm 121 says:

"I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth. 

He will not let your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
will neither lumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
He will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore."

How this shouted at me about preparing for giving birth! Where does my help come from? From God! He created the heavens and the earth and He created birth. God does not sleep, but He keeps us. Whether our labor is 1 hour or 48 hours long, He does not sleep, He is right there with us. He is the One who keeps our life. 

I hope this Psalm brings you as much encouragement as it has me.

What Psalms do you find helpful?

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