“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.”
—Psalm 123:1-2 ESV
I love the imagery in this Psalm:
A servant and their master; a maidservant and her mistress.
Imagine their posture: their gaze fixed on their master, attentive to the slightest signal of their wish or command.
That is how the Psalmist describes their posture toward God.
But there’s a twist.
They aren’t waiting for a command. They’re waiting for his mercy.
You see, they were at the end of their rope (see verses 3-4), and were looking to God for help.
And that’s the thing: when we know that God is our only hope, we will keep our eyes fixed on him.
May we live with a holy expectation today.
Here is a simple prayer to carry with you today:
Exhale: I’m counting on you.