My help comes from God alone. So says Psalm 121. This refrain from the pilgrim song of people on their way to Jerusalem, expresses the essence of our faith. Putting our trust in God is believing God is who He says He is. Faith is also knowing the Lord’s help is synonymous with His presence. God Himself is the answer. God Himself is the answer to prayer. God Himself is the breakthrough, the solution... If bad things arrive on our doorstep, or when life doesn’t make sense anymore, God doesn’t simply disappear. Definitely not! Our lives don’t fall apart every time the going gets tough. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, still towers over all the mountains that surround us. So, when we raise our own eyes to our mountainous problems and ask where our help will come from in these times, then we hear that our help still comes from God. There is nothing in this life that means more to us than God. Every pilgrim who faithfully follows God’s way in 2018 knows this. The Lord is still our God who never sleeps.