Help Comes from God – Psalm 121:1-4

We were sick with the flu last week. Both of us. At the same time.

In one of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books there’s a story about Laura being delirious with fever and her mother spooning drops of water into her mouth. As her disease progressed Laura realized her mother’s care had stopped. When she could manage to lift her head, she saw why; both her parents were sick in bed.

He is near

Laura debated trying to slide onto the floor to crawl to the water bucket for a drink, she was so thirsty. She knew she’d have to stop and rest along the way, maybe increase her suffering on the cold, hard floor. Thankfully, a neighbor discovered the family’s need and brought help.


“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

Psalm 121:1-4 NIV


God sends help

Jerry and I are doing much better. Our dear daughter picked up what we needed at the store and made meals for us. However, during the long night when I lay awake wrestling with my sickness, it was the One Who Doesn’t Sleep who stayed with me and sustained my soul. I’m so glad he doesn’t have down time.

Whether he commands an army to cross mountains to defend us, or sends a kind hand to bring soup for our comfort, the Maker of heaven and earth is never far away.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for the Warner Press quarterly, Pathways—Moments with God, since 2016 and posts free devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

3 comments

  1. Thanks for your blessing and prayers, Joyce. I’m asking God for your family’s health as well.

    Currently I’m writing meditations for the winter 2017-2018 edition of Pathways to God and preparing for my daughter’s wedding. There aren’t any other works published at this point, though two book ideas are percolating.

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  2. Kathy, I am sorry you have had such a long haul with the flu. Our household has had it too and still working at getting well. Just when we think we are done, one of us goes through another bout with it. It is very rude.
    However, I am so happy for your success in being a contributing writer and ordered the book “Jesus Talked to Me Today”. What other books have you written, or to which you contributed?
    Blessing, and Prayers for you both, Joyce Graville

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  3. This should touch many with this flu/cold bug. It has been a bad couple months for many of us. This darn stuff keeps recycling and Bob is just getting over it for a second time. He has had a cough for several weeks. This is devotional is timely. Sending Love

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