The Lord Is Our Insomniac Baby-Sitter
Psa. 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
Psa. 121:2 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
Psa. 121:3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Psa. 121:4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa. 121:5 The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
Psa. 121:6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
Psa. 121:7 The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
Psa. 121:8 The LORD will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Just remember, David feared for his life as a lifestyle for several years. His boss flung a spear at him while David did the very thing that the boss hired him to do!
David ran for miles and miles from town to town to cave to valley, to mountaintop as he fled Saul and tried to not get killed by the Philistines or nature at the same time!
So when he cries out for help, we can look and see that the dude was sincere. He really was desperate for God’s help.
As one that needed God so bad, we can also see that he testifies that God delivered. David knew when he woke up in the middle of the night to scary sounds in the dark that God was already awake and protecting him and his family. David knew that at the end of unjust treatment, God would be there to justify him.
How much bigger was the salvation that God brought about in Jesus.
Jesus called out to God all night, knowing that God was listening. Jesus also knew that God’s plan wasn’t jolly and rainbows and happy days. But:
’looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
What would come after the struggle on the cross would be resurrection and eternal life with all who call on His name. Even though God wouldn’t change the plan, Jesus stuck with it and looked up to the LORD His Keeper.
The Lord Who Keeps Us never sleeps. When you wake up in the middle of the night, restless, He’s alert and listening. When you have that fit of fear or cabin fever (it cycles through our house about once a day) He is there to calm your nerves and remind you of who He is.
The Lord keeps our lives and our souls, no matter what they go through.