Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
Psalm 121 speaks of the LORD as the greatest protector there is. He is able to keep you, guard you, provide you with shelter from the elements and from your enemies. He can act as our guide and guard, "going out and coming in" (v. 8) forever.
Why, then, do so many people wonder if the Lord is there or not? They get the idea that it is somehow bad to trust that God will actively intervene in anything. Ultimately, this deistic attitude reduces our concept of God to that of someone who sort of started everything then wandered off to ignore it until the last day.
That isn't historic Judaism or Christianity. Psalm 121:4 says God does not slumber or sleep. He's the one who remains alert and on duty. He is engaged actively in his work of guarding and providing for his people. He's ready to work for your good, right now.
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