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Psalm 121

Psalm 121

Speaking to the Soul – Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

I lift up my eyes to the skies – 

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, 

creator of sunrises and sunsets

wild bears and lap dogs

cherry trees, dogwoods, and dandelions

blades of grass and leaves of gold and red. 


The Lord will be with you – 

walking beside you

listening to your cries

rejoicing in your joy

holding on to hope with you. 


The Lord watches over you – 

waking and sleeping

playing and resting

learning and working

running and walking

traveling and staying home.


The Lord will not leave you – 

whether in sickness or health

belief or doubt

the Lord calls you beloved child; 

the Lord will watch over your coming and going

both now and forever more. 


(Based on Psalm 121)


Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.




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John Campbell

Thank you for a beautiful reflection on the Psalm that is so memorable for all of us.


Thank you Kimberly. I recently lost my husband due to suicide. Through Christ, and with Christ I am coping with my loss. Your version of Psalm 121 brought me to tears of gratitude for His presence in my life.

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