“I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?” (Psalm 121:1 NLT)
Some people find peace by visiting the beach. Other people look for solace by spending time on the lake. I find renewal when I go up into the mountains. I love to spend time in the snow-capped peaks while breathing in the crisp, fresh air.
My spirit soars in lofty places, and I feel closer to God as I look up to the mountains. The mountains also inspire me in my writing. On a trip to Colorado a few years back, I penned a poem about my mountain top feelings.
The Aspens by Yvonne M. Morgan
Take me to where the tall aspens grow
To the mountain tops sprinkled with snow
I want to hear the wind blow thru the pines
To feel the presence of God, Holy and Divine
The Aspens with their bark of papery white
Stretching their limbs to the heavenly heights
To hear the thunder echo across the hills
Bending and swaying to the Father’s will
Birds rest in your shimmering leaves of green
Deep in the forest, they nest safe and unseen
Sheltered within the mountain’s peak,
The Lord’s protection we all do seek
As your leaves turn gold in falls fading light,
Alive with color, you offer a delightful sight
Adorned with an eternal elegance and grace
Through you, God shows me to slow my pace
Winter snow bend your lofty boughs low
Your roots protected as winter gales blow
Lost deep within winter’s dark days,
Praise God for still lighting our ways
Take me to where the tall aspens do grow
I want to feel close to God in nature’s glow
Protected by God’s almighty hands
Safe and secure within His plans
Look up to the Mountains
Now back to the bible verse. I picture David writing this psalm as he gazes at the jagged ridges surrounding him. Like me, he seems to find peace in this setting. The majesty and strength of the mountains remind us of God’s mighty power. The unchanging peaks recap for us that our God is also never changing.Look Up to the Mountains – Where does our help come from? Click To Tweet
From David’s day until the present, many people gazed up at the mountains and pondered the same question: “Where does my help come from today?” We find the answer in the next verse in Psalm 121:2: “My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (ESV).
Our help comes from the Lord, the One who made the mountains. Next time you see a mountain, remember that our Lord will always help you.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being the mountain we can run to in times of trouble. Thank You for nature which surrounds us to remind us of You. Help us look up to the mountain to you when we face trials and tribulations. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.
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Grace and Peace to you,
Yvonne M. Morgan is a Christian #author, #blogger, and #speaker. #BibleGatewayPartner
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
22 thoughts on “Look Up to the Mountains”
We love the mountains, too! Many God appointments have happened up there.
Yes, they are a special place. Thanks Craig. Blessings
I love poetry. Yvonne, that was so lovely. Thank you for the encouragement today.
Thank you Sylvia. I appreciate it and happy to share. Merry Christmas
Thank you for sharing your inspiring poem, Yvonne. Blessings!
Thanks Annie. Merry Christmas
I love the mountains, too, Yvonne, alhough any time I’m out in nature, I feel closer to God. Your poem is beautiful and captures the essence of the gift nature provides. Thank you for sharing this uplifting message during this busy season. I crave the sense of peace I gain from being in nature and your message sent me that peace.
Me too Katherine. I would love to escape to the mountains during these busy days. Instead, I can reflect on God’s peace to keep my heart focused on the reason of the season. Merry Christmas
Thank you for sharing that encouraging verse from psalms. My husband and I are facing uncertainty at the moment, and it’s good to be reminded of the truth that God is the one who helps us.
You’re very welcome Vicki. May the Lord surround you with His peace and love. Blessings
Your poem is beautiful! The mountains always stagger me in terms of remembering God and all He has created. Thank you!!
Very welcome. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas full of God’s peace and love
Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. I am thankful we can enjoy the creations of God. 🙂
And God’s creation can bring us lots of joy and peace. Thanks Melissa. Blessings
Beautiful mountains covered with crisp white snow are one of the most beautiful landscapes we encounter. Such beauty the Lord has given to us!
He has given us such amazing gift, better than any gift I can give. Thanks Melinda. Blessings
You need to come visit me in Montana. The mountains draw me into His presence daily. I quote that scripture to myself often.
Sounds beautiful so I would not get any work done as I stare at them. They do offer me so much comfort. Thanks Jennifer. Blessings
Simply beautiful, Yvonne. Love your poem. As YouTubers, my husband and I enjoy the beach occasionally and other places, but the mountains are our favorite. Thankful to know where my help comes from!
Beaches are nice too. I feel closer to God in the mountains. So grateful for His help in our lives. Blessings
So enjoyed Ms. Yvonne. The mountains can certainly be inspiring ma’am. I love the all here in the U.S., but the Wasatch mountains are among the most beautiful for me. Stunning sunrises in northern Utah.
Thank you. I have not seen those ones so will have to check them out. Blessings