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Look Up to the Mountains


“I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?” (Psalm 121:1 NLT)


Some people find peace by visiting the beach. Other people look for solace by spending time on the lake. I find renewal when I go up into the mountains. I love to spend time in the snow-capped peaks while breathing in the crisp, fresh air.

Look up to the mountains

My spirit soars in lofty places, and I feel closer to God as I look up to the mountains. The mountains also inspire me in my writing. On a trip to Colorado a few years back, I penned a poem about my mountain top feelings.

The Aspens by Yvonne M. Morgan
Take me to where the tall aspens grow
To the mountain tops sprinkled with snow
I want to hear the wind blow thru the pines
To feel the presence of God, Holy and Divine

The Aspens with their bark of papery white
Stretching their limbs to the heavenly heights
To hear the thunder echo across the hills
Bending and swaying to the Father’s will

Birds rest in your shimmering leaves of green
Deep in the forest, they nest safe and unseen
Sheltered within the mountain’s peak,
The Lord’s protection we all do seek

As your leaves turn gold in falls fading light,
Alive with color, you offer a delightful sight
Adorned with an eternal elegance and grace
Through you, God shows me to slow my pace

Winter snow bend your lofty boughs low
Your roots protected as winter gales blow
Lost deep within winter’s dark days,
Praise God for still lighting our ways

Take me to where the tall aspens do grow
I want to feel close to God in nature’s glow
Protected by God’s almighty hands
Safe and secure within His plans

Look up to the Mountains

Now back to the bible verse. I picture David writing this psalm as he gazes at the jagged ridges surrounding him. Like me, he seems to find peace in this setting. The majesty and strength of the mountains remind us of God’s mighty power. The unchanging peaks recap for us that our God is also never changing.

From David’s day until the present, many people gazed up at the mountains and pondered the same question: “Where does my help come from today?” We find the answer in the next verse in Psalm 121:2: “My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (ESV).

Our help comes from the Lord, the One who made the mountains. Next time you see a mountain, remember that our Lord will always help you.


pray for look up to the mountains

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for being the mountain we can run to in times of trouble. Thank You for nature which surrounds us to remind us of You. Help us look up to the mountain to you when we face trials and tribulations. In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Craig Ruhl

    We love the mountains, too! Many God appointments have happened up there.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Yes, they are a special place. Thanks Craig. Blessings

  2. Sylvia Schroeder

    I love poetry. Yvonne, that was so lovely. Thank you for the encouragement today.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you Sylvia. I appreciate it and happy to share. Merry Christmas

  3. Annie Yorty

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring poem, Yvonne. Blessings!

  4. Katherine Pasour

    I love the mountains, too, Yvonne, alhough any time I’m out in nature, I feel closer to God. Your poem is beautiful and captures the essence of the gift nature provides. Thank you for sharing this uplifting message during this busy season. I crave the sense of peace I gain from being in nature and your message sent me that peace.

  5. Yvonne Morgan

    Me too Katherine. I would love to escape to the mountains during these busy days. Instead, I can reflect on God’s peace to keep my heart focused on the reason of the season. Merry Christmas

  6. Jessica Brodie

    Your poem is beautiful! The mountains always stagger me in terms of remembering God and all He has created. Thank you!!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Very welcome. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas full of God’s peace and love

  7. Melissa G. Henderson

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. I am thankful we can enjoy the creations of God. 🙂

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      And God’s creation can bring us lots of joy and peace. Thanks Melissa. Blessings

  8. Melinda Viergever Inman

    Beautiful mountains covered with crisp white snow are one of the most beautiful landscapes we encounter. Such beauty the Lord has given to us!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      He has given us such amazing gift, better than any gift I can give. Thanks Melinda. Blessings

  9. Vicki

    Thank you for sharing that encouraging verse from psalms. My husband and I are facing uncertainty at the moment, and it’s good to be reminded of the truth that God is the one who helps us.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      You’re very welcome Vicki. May the Lord surround you with His peace and love. Blessings

  10. JenniferTKnight

    You need to come visit me in Montana. The mountains draw me into His presence daily. I quote that scripture to myself often.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Sounds beautiful so I would not get any work done as I stare at them. They do offer me so much comfort. Thanks Jennifer. Blessings

  11. karentfriday

    Simply beautiful, Yvonne. Love your poem. As YouTubers, my husband and I enjoy the beach occasionally and other places, but the mountains are our favorite. Thankful to know where my help comes from!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Beaches are nice too. I feel closer to God in the mountains. So grateful for His help in our lives. Blessings

  12. JD Wininger

    So enjoyed Ms. Yvonne. The mountains can certainly be inspiring ma’am. I love the all here in the U.S., but the Wasatch mountains are among the most beautiful for me. Stunning sunrises in northern Utah.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you. I have not seen those ones so will have to check them out. Blessings

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