“To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he has mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
Our soul has had more than enough
of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.” (Psalm 123)
Many of the psalms are songs of prayer and this is one of those. The writer in these short verses knows where to lift his eyes to as he prays and sings, it is to the Lord. He know the one who shows mercy and that is the Lord. The writer sings to the Lord asking for mercy because he is going through a rough time. He knows the Lord provides mercy and trust that the Lord will deliver.
Many of us may be going through tough times. We may be struggling and hurting. We may feel scorned. But we know that God brings grace and peace. He will bring mercy and love to us. Let us call out to Him and trust that he will provide mercy and grace this week. And let us be sure to share with others that God provides for all who call upon Him and trust Him.