Songs for the Road: The Psalms of Ascent: Day 7

Weekly Truth


Today's Text: Psalm 121:1-2

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

For this study of the Psalms of Ascent, we will memorize the 121st psalm together, a few verses at a time. The first two verses direct our eyes to the true source of our help: God alone.

I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
- Psalm 121:1-2

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?


  • Erickles

    Memorizing scripture and speaking it over my life has been a shield, armor, and weapon altogether. So powerful!

  • Kimberly

    I recently lost somebody I love very much. The thing that has helped me get through this is all those verses I memorized years ago coming back to me when I needed them most. Scripture memorization is very important. We have no idea the moments where memorizing them for — they may be for years from now.

  • April Heather

    Love memorizing scripture -and this one is a fav. (The hard part for me is remembering the numbers of the chapter and verse! –NOT a numbers gal) Just a quick note to the SRT team. While pink IS my fav color-the pale pink is hard for old eyes to read on the lock screen. Just a thought to ponder. Thank you! Love this study!

  • Melody Suarez

    I think it’s interesting that God uses a lot of mountain analogies in his passages. Just a thought…

  • Every time our family went on a road trip my Dad read this passage. It is near and dear to my heart. I am thrilled to commit it to memory.

    • Mari

      What a sweet memory of your dad! I miss my dad so much, he was such a godly man.

  • Michelle

    A few years ago, I had the opportunity to do a PT internship for 3 weeks in Niger, Africa. The week before we were supposed to leave there was a kidnapping and execution of 2 westerners from the city where we would be staying, elevating the security alert and making the university pause about sending us on the trip. We were given the choice to pull out or go as planned. While I was praying about my decision, I received a birthday letter in the mail from my church. On it was Psalm 121 and my answer, that God would watch over my life. He is where my help comes from, and he never slumbers nor sleeps. I went on the trip and God used my time there to refine and shape me in profound ways. As I wrestle with questions about His purpose for my present, this verse is a great reminder of his faithfulness and provision. He will watch over my coming and going both now and forevermore.

    • Hannah

      Wow. That is such an inspiring and powerful story Michelle. That is insanely brave to go and put all your trust in God. I struggle with this concept daily.

    • Emily B.

      That’s an awesome testimony! Thank you for sharing!

  • Whenever I see this passage it makes me think of the Casting Crowns song. Anyone else?

    • Cayte

      Always! This verse helped me through labour when I was having my youngest sons, I think I was singing the verse for the most part!

    • Mari

      I love that song! And when I’m running I sing that part OUT LOUD!

    • Claire

      Yes! I never read it that I don’t hear it sung in my head by CC. Very sooothing

  • The lock screen image looks like next week’s verses! Please post verses 1&2 when able!! :)

  • churchmouse

    Walk through any bookstore and there are countless shelves filled in the self – help section. I am always so tempted to move Bibles over there! “Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord…” TRUTH.

  • Uh oh! The verse is correct on the lock screen in the app, but not here yet. Thanks!

  • Tricia C

    I love this verse. Memorized it years ago.

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  • The lock screen doesn’t seem to match this week’s verse. Is there an update?

    • Missy

      Try refreshing it, or grabbing it from the ¨lock screen¨portion on the app. Sometimes it appears as second on the list, and other times it just takes a few hours. Mysteries:)

    • She Reads Truth

      Its fixed now! Sorry about that – human error!

      – Stormye

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