Surrounded by the Protector

Today we will be looking at Part Three of our 'Look Up' series with Chris White leading us in a deep dive of Psalm 124-125. Often we can wonder where our refuge can be found amongst the everyday chaos. In this talk we'll be coming to know how God our Father is indeed a powerful protector and that we need not fear because we are surrounded by Him always.

Here are some resources for personal and life group reflection:

Help and Home: Surrounded by the Protector

1. Where is your ‘safe place’, where you feel you can truly be yourself?

READ PSALM 124 in two different versions. What immediately strikes you?

2. What’s brought the Psalmist to the point of ‘lifting up’ their eyes?

3. What circumstances make you most likely to turn to God?

4. Have you seen God’s help at work in your life or the life of someone you know when you

or they asked for it?

5. How might we grow in seeking God even in the mundane, or when things are going well?

READ PSALM 125 in two different versions. What immediately strikes you?

6. Where is the Psalmist’s ‘home’ or ‘safe place’? Can you relate to its description when

thinking about your own safe place?

7. V4 and 5 talk about loyalty to God. Do you ever think about your relationship with God in

this way? What might loyalty to God look like today in our nation?

8. Where else in the Bible do you see passages or stories that show God to be a place of

safety, surrounding His people? What do these tell us about God’s character?

9. These Psalms deal with the covenantal relationship between God and His people,

whereby they are called to be loyal and God helps and protects. Does this fit with your

own understanding of your relationship with God? Where does grace fit in to all this?

10. Where might you need God’s help and protection this week?

Quotable Quotes

‘God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies’. - Billy Graham

‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God

goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’ Deuteronomy 31:6

‘God does not remove us from all harm; He uses harm to move us close to Him’. - Dillon Burroughs


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