O God, Our Help in Ages Past
In the Word
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1–2
Of the Word
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home:
People seek security because they want to feel safe. Where do many try to find security? Some choices might be investments, property, savings accounts, power, or false beliefs.
The Christian who believes in Jesus as His Savior from sin knows that true security can be found only in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The hymn ends with this prayer: “O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles last And our eternal home!” God was our Helper in the past, and we can trust Him for the future — all the way to heaven.
Walking with my Lord
O God, You are my Helper, my Hope, my Security. Reassure me of Your presence when my world seems to be crumbling around me. Remind me of Your providence as You meet my needs. Help me to look to You first, last, and always. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Joyful, Joyful. Rev. Larry and Shari Miller, authors. 12/31. Hymn Text: LSB 733. ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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