Text: Psalms 123: 1 – 4
There is no other place to cast our hope nor lift our eyes to except on God. God is our hope, our confidence and our helper. He did not only create us, he saved, redeemed and gave us many promises of deliverance from both seen and unseen enemies always. Naturally, our eyes can’t be anywhere else but on him. How can you lift up our eyes to God? Through consistent prayers and meditation on his word . Then we confidently cry with the psalmist;
unto you I lift up my eyes, O you who dwell in the heavens (verse 1)
For indeed lord, “you are the God who hears prayers and unto you shall all flesh come”. We can’t hope to get any deliverance from any man or man made structures. Our hope is firmly on you and upon you alone we wait.
Then verse 3, says;
Have mercy on us ,O lord
We cannot overemphasize God’s mercy. His mercy endures for ever. It is the foundation of his throne. It never runs out. We often reject this mercy by not asking for it persistently. Jesus told us in Mathew 7 to ask, seek and knock. In James he says “You do not have, because you do not ask. Again in Hebrews, he beckons on us to draw near to the throne of grace to obtain mercy at the time of need. We only disadvantage ourselves when we fail to ask for his mercy in every area of our lives. Whatever the situation; God has it under control. He only wants us to reach out to him knowing that he is there for us.
O! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Lamentations 3 says;
the steadfast love of the lord never ceases; his mercy never comes to an end, they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness!
Do you believe this statement? Then lift up your eyes to your God for he cares for you. Remember, the major hindrance to prayer is prayerlessness. So, what? We must PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) if there is a man to pray, there is always God to answer.
May His mercy surround us continually as we approach his throne of grace and mercy today in Jesus name. Amen.