Psalms 121:1, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (whence should my help come?) 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth:”

Here is another scripture that is mostly abused and misrepresented because of the question mark that’s missing.

There is the common belief that most times in warfare the party that is at the hill has a better advantage than those down in the valleys. Therefore, they are likely to have more victory, and so they feel that this scripture perfectly illustrates that.

Secondly, we had the Hills of Sion and Moriah, which are called the holy mountains. But besides that, we know that Jerusalem was built upon a mountain; and Judea was a mountainous country. And the Jews, in their being in slavery severally, would want to turn towards Jerusalem when they offered up their prayers to God.

It’s also part of the reason why Daniel would pray facing the East, the direction of the Temple, since Solomon at the time of dedication asked that God should answer every prayer offered in that Temple.

But to state that this is not what this passage is all about is evident with the statement of Jeremiah. Look at it;

Jer. 3: 23, “Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.”

So Jeremiah makes this very plain that it must not have been the focus of the David to look unto the hills for help. So there must be something missing, as the author made a statement in verse 2 which was an answer to His question;

Verse 2 says; “My help cometh from the Lord. [There is no help for me but in my God; and I expect it from no other quarter.]”

Meaning he was only asking a question in verse 1, “Where does my help come from in times of trouble?”

And he answered that in verse 2.

This is arguably correct when you look at other translations; e.g.;

Ps. 121:1-2 (AMP), “I WILL lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah] — From whence shall my help come? [Jer 3:23] 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”

And again;

Ps. 12:1-2 (MSG), “I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? 2 No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.”

So friend when you pray don’t expect help to come from outside of you, for the Lord God Almighty is resident within. There is nothing in creation created by the creator that can meet your needs but God alone.

Jesus said; John 14:10-11,

“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.”

Meaning all the miracles He performed were carried out by the Father that was resident within Him.

The same ought to be our case as believers. Wherever we go or wherever we live, the Father is resident within us. This is the mystery of our new birth.