In these first words of one of the greatest psalms of David, the nobleness which we immediately feel seems to lie in this, that David will seek help only from the highest source. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Nothing less than God’s help can really meet his needs. He will not peer into the valleys. He will not turn to fellowmen, to nature, to work, to pleasure, as if they had the relief he needed. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
There are no times in life when opportunity, the chance to be and do, gathers so richly about the soul as when it has to suffer. Then everything depends on whether the man turns to the lower or the higher helps.