JM’s Journal: Where Does Your Power Come From?

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Where Does Your Power Come From?

My Help Comes from the Lord

by J.M. Troppello

I was taking a break from work today and sat outside on a chair on our deck. The strong wind blew. It was a windy day with 11 mph winds and wind gusts up to 27 mph. It was a balmy 71 degrees, so the wind was welcome and soothing, after I had been inside working that afternoon.

When I woke up that morning, I felt extreme peace. I mention that here because I’d been experiencing restless sleep for a few weeks. I’d been praying and reading the Bible, but for some reason, I hadn’t been sleeping well.

Yet, waking up today after such a peaceful sleep and feeling that peace throughout the day – and even when sitting outside in the windy atmosphere – I was reminded of the verse in Psalm 121:2.

“My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2, NKJV)

I can sincerely answer my question in the title of this article. My power (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) comes from God. Every step I take is because He has given me life.

“You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit.” (Job 10:12, NKJV)

God made Heaven and earth. How can I not trust Him to be the power source in my life?

I love how verse 3 in Psalm 121 says that God won’t allow my foot to be moved and He doesn’t slumber. Stop and think about that for a minute. God doesn’t sleep. He is always watching. I find deep comfort in that knowledge.

Verse 5 of Psalm 121 says that God is my keeper and my shade. I like to think that means He keeps me safe. He keeps me on the right track. He keeps me powered up—provided I go to Him in submission daily—as my source of physical, emotional, and spiritual power – through prayer, praise, and reading His Word.

I love the words in verse 7. God will preserve me from evil. He will preserve my soul. Verse 8 of Psalm 121 continues with He will preserve my going out and coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.

When you stop to truly take in the Words in God’s Word, you can experience peace from those messages. However, there is a caveat for obtaining that peace.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.” (Isaiah 26:3-4, NKJV)

I love these two verses from Isaiah. I’ve memorized them and have included them in some of my articles before. They give a powerful message. You can have that perfect peace when you keep your mind focused on God.

Sounds simple.

Yet, it’s not easy.

When I’m focused on God, I have peace. When I’m focused on my problems, I don’t have peace. I start to worry and try to find solutions on my own. It’s important to pray and seek God’s guidance. Trust Him to show you the right pathway toward peace and all that He wants to accomplish in your life.

What is your power source?

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J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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