My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
The One who keeps you will not slumber.
The Lord who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep. – Psalm 121:2-4
Most people, from time to time or even regularly, lament that the Lord SEEMS absent, or slumbering, sleeping. If our spirit suspects that God is not present or is sound asleep, we may wonder, “In that unaware or detached state, how can God be attentive, protective,
proactive?” Painful question, except that what feels or seems to be true is not always true.
At times of such emptiness we rely, as the Psalmist does, on the fact of our faith. Our help comes from the Lord, and though our feelings may lie to us, God is wide awake. And surely, God is with us.