Bob Hudson – Psalm 123
To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens! 2 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. 3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt. 4 Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.
“When all earthly hope is gone, God’s people need to remember that his power remains in unimpaired and infinite perfection.”
“Lord I live in an ‘attention deficit disorder’ society. One thing after another comes into my sight and is gone. Oh teach me how to focus on you. Let me always keep you in mind during the day. And help me gaze long and lovingly on you in prayer. Amen.”
29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
“The Son of man came not to be served but to serve and lay his life down as a ransom for many.”