1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. 2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. 3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt. 4 We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.
This very short Psalm of just 4 verses repeatedly focuses on where a person’s eyes are looking. It begins with “I lift my eyes to You (God)”, implying that his eyes had been focused somewhere lower.
How easy it is to let the circumstances and busyness of life keep our eyes focused on problems and temporal things instead of lifting our eyes to the One who is enthroned over all.
When a person is covered and protected by a powerful king, that is a secure place. As followers of Christ, we are under the protection of the King of all kings and nothing is more secure and safe than that!
Today I am reminded that I am under the covering of the One “whose throne is in heaven” and I lift my eyes to see what a powerful and secure place I am in. I am His and nothing can stand against Him!
Written by Shelley Witt