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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

LOOKING TO THE LORD FOR MERCY


 

Today’s Reading:

Psalms 123:1-4

Judges 2:16-23

Revelation 16:8-21

 


Introduction:

Psalm 123 is a brief but powerful psalm. It teaches prayers must not always have to be too long but simply sincere. God does not look at the length of our prayers so much as the sincerity of our hearts. But the main thing this psalm teaches us is that we should be looking to the Lord for Mercy. Our God is a merciful God, and He gives Mercy freely to those who seek it from him.


The Psalmist was in trouble, mocked and scorned by arrogant people who have no concern for God, and so he looks to the Lord for Mercy. He looks to the Lord as the king of the heavens and the earth, on His throne. As a child of God, you are audibly invited to look on the Lord whenever you are in need, looking to the Lord, is looking at someone who can actually help you in the time of need. God has plenty of resources to help you in the time of need because he is the king of the heavens. His throne speaks his sovereignty and majesty. He is sovereign over all things, he is majestic in power, glory and Honour.


The Psalmist cries out for mercy heavily twice in rapid succession in verses 3-4, shows how desperate the Psalmist was being mocked, and persecuted for his Faith. When you are in desperate situations, you also need to look to the Lord as your merciful saviour, who is ever willing and ready to help you.



CONCLUSION:

Psalm 123 is the cry of a person who has nothing left to do but pray. When you have had enough, when you are at the end of your rope, don’t despair but look to the Lord. Don’t take matters into your own hands, but look to the hand of your master. Look to the Lord for mercy. Confess your complete dependence on God for all things. And then through Jesus you may approach God’s throne with confidence, so that you may receive mercy and find grace to help you in your time of need.

CALEB MADU


 

Prayer:

  1. Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess my complete and absolute dependence on You throughout my lifetime.

  2. Father, I receive Mercy and Grace from You today for my lifetime through Jesus Christ.

  3. Father, cleanse me from all my unrighteousness, in Jesus name.

  4. Create in me a pure heart, O Lord, and renew a right, teachable and humble spirit in me, in Jesus' name.

  5. Lord, I surrender all to You, use me to the glory of Your holy name, in Jesus' name.

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