Confidence In The Lord
Psalm 123 is a short but powerful prayer. It shows that a prayer doesn’t have to be long for it to be fervent. You can be very profound in a few words if they flow from the spirit and express the things that we feel deep in our hearts.
Jesus has taught us to look to God in prayer as our Father
Matthew 6:9 CEV You should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, help us to honor your name.
In prayer we lift our concerns, desires, hurt, and pain to our Father; especially when we’re in trouble. We desire mercy from Him, and we wait until it comes.
When the psalmist said that he turned his eyes to heaven he expected an answer of mercy. We look to God to supply our material needs and for grace as we live in a broken world.
Matthew 6:11 CEV Give us our food for today.
2 Corinthians 12:9 CEV But he replied, “My gift of undeserved grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am.
The psalmist says that he’s been insulted and can’t take it anymore, but the confidence that he shows in God causes him to look to heaven for deliverance. Today, because of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and finished work on the cross we can, with confidence, say;
Romans 8:31-39 CEV What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? God did not keep back his own Son, but he gave him for us. If God did this, won't he freely give us everything else? If God says his chosen ones are acceptable to him, can anyone bring charges against them? Or can anyone condemn them? No indeed! Christ died and was raised to life, and now he is at God's right side, speaking to him for us. Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble, suffering, and hard times, or hunger and nakedness, or danger and death? It is exactly as the Scriptures say, “For you we face death all day long. We are like sheep on their way to be butchered.” In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us. I am sure that nothing can separate us from God's love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God's love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!
We will find little to no mercy with men but “Nothing in all creation can seperate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!
When times get tough and you are “under the gun” look to our Father and by faith and prayer be confident in knowing that His “grace is all you need”.