protect & restore
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
This Psalm promises that God will establish his city, a restored corrupt-free world. If I am surrounded by mountains, I am in a valley. Valleys often carry the image of a difficult time in life, but they are fertile green places rich with growth, too. The words in this verse add protection to the image, insurance that God will accomplish his purposes.
Father, for those who are in a valley today and are feeling vulnerable, speak your word to them. Fill them with your Spirit and comfort them. Give them grace to see your promises of protection and restoration. In Jesus Name.