Our faith has the tendency to operate as if, while God is real, He is distant and hardly attached or concerned with our everyday lives and circumstances. The Israelites scattered in exile felt the same tension. However, God has always said different, and through Jesus He has proven different. “God is with us… always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 1:23, 28:20).
The songs spanning the fifteen chapters of Psalms from 120-134 serve to lift the heads of weary disciples living in an already/not yet kingdom to remember the absolute faithfulness of our ever present God. In Him there is truly hope, peace, and courage for the everyday journey of discipleship.