This morning I read a devotional by Charles Spurgeon as well as the corresponding psalm that gave me such peace and joy. I pray it does the same for you. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.” (Ps 121:1-3)

If the Lord will not allow it, neither men nor devils can do it. They would greatly rejoice if they could give us a disgraceful fall, drive us from our position, and bury us out of memory! They could do this to their heart’s content if it were not for one obstacle, and only one: the Lord will not allow it; and if He does not allow it, it will not happen.

The way of life is like traveling among the Alps. Along the mountain path, the potential is always there for one’s feet to slip. Where the way is high and we can become lightheaded, the feet can soon slide. There are spots that are as smooth as glass, and others that are rough with loose stones – and in either of these, it is difficult to avoid a fall.

He who throughout life is enabled to keep himself upright and to walk without stumbling has the best of reasons for gratitude. With pitfalls and dangers, weak knees, weary feet, and clever enemies, no child of God would stand firm for an hour if it were not for the faithful love that will not allow his foot to be moved.

Our Lord is always faithful in allowing what is best for us. “The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” (Ps 121:7-8)