Day 5

Day 5: Uncertainty & Doubt

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
   where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
   the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
   he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
   will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—
   the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
   nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
   he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
   both now and forevermore.
Discussion: As we think about our current situations and the future, we can often get bogged down with stress and worry. One source of much of that worry is uncertainty and doubt. Even now, in this current season, there is so much about the future that is uncertain and unclear that we can begin to feel overwhelmed. When we are struggling with uncertainty and doubt, when we don’t know how everything is going to turn out or what direction we should take, we can turn to Psalm 121.

From the question posed in verse 1, it seems that the psalmist is likely facing trouble. He might be feeling uncertain as he looks around and wonders where his help will come from, but as he looks up, he reminds himself that his help will come from God. This psalm reminds us that when we are struggling and uncertain about the future, there is still one thing of which we can be certain: that God is with us. Through Christ, we have certainty because our future is in God’s hands.

Engagement:
  1. Read Psalm 121 again.
  2. Reflect on Psalm 121. Try to rephrase it into your own language and connect it to your own situation. If you enjoy writing or journaling, try to rewrite your own version of this psalm.
  3. Pray using Psalm 121 as your guide. Express your uncertainties and doubts to God. Ask Him to continue to protect and guide you. Thank Him for the ways He has helped you in the past and express your trust for Him to do the same in the future. 
  4. Worship God. Check out these songs on our playlist: “Prince of Peace” by LYA & “Highlands (Song of Ascent)” by Hillsong United
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