Today was an unusually wonderful, warm day to enjoy all things outdoors, and I enjoyed especially my favorite "sport" of looking at the hills around our home, hills that sometimes look like they should be the "Blue Ridge Mountains".
Yes, there really is a connection between those two leading sentences!
In Psalm 121: 1-2, it says (my paraphrase) "I lift my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth--and the valleys and hills."
I believe the Lord wants us to pray, to thank Him for His help even as we ask. However, He has also given us an instruction book, and my neglect of it is not a good excuse for me to cry, "Help, Lord, help!" Therefore, I need to remember where my help really does come from, and how to regularly receive the help I need for any situation. In Psalm 199:105 there are words that provide a strong reminder, words that have been made into a song sung by many professional recording artists as well as the average person in a pew.