v.2 tells me that my help comes from the Lord but before I can receive that help I need to acknowledge that I need it and in v.1 “I lift up my eyes” we find that acknowledgement. To lift up one’s eyes is a deliberate signal that I am looking for something beyond my limited resources.

v.4 “will neither slumber nor sleep” is the assurance that although God may feel absence (or asleep) He is not. Nothing takes God by surprise not even a hole in the ozone layer. I remember reading this verse – v.6 “the sun will not harm you by day” shortly after concerns were raised about the hole in the ozone layer. How comforting to know that God doesn’t ever says, “Oh, I never thought of that”. God is in control. He is Sovereign. He has everything in hand.

Love to hear your thoughts. During this next week I’ll be looking at Psalm 49. I’ll post about it next Thursday.