Psalm 123

1To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2Behold, 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.

3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4Our soul has had more than enough
of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.

Looking unto Jesus. Psalm 123 begins with a testimony that the Psalmist lifts up his eyes to God. That just about sums up what the source of most of our anxiety, depression, stress related maladies. Peter walks on water while looking to Jesus and as soon as he takes his eyes off Christ and focusses on the storm and drowning and the impossibility of what he is doing and perhaps a host of other things in a second, he goes down. And to a man who has just walked a greater distance on water than any other human being in the history of humanity, save Jesus Himself, Jesus says “O little faith.” Little faith?? The man has just walked on water! How can Jesus call Him “little faith”? Perhaps because Peter stopped looking to Christ. He started doubting that the God who got him that far could get him the rest of the way.
We look with eyes of faith. We look by trusting God and not the things God gives us. We look by remaining constant in prayer. We look by studying the Scriptures and obeying them. We look by committing ourselves to a group of believers as part of a church and encouraging one another , lifting one another up, correcting one another and sarpening one another as iron sharpens iron. And we look by going to the table of Christ with a heart of self examination.
Look to Him.

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