In Psalm 123, the psalmist is going through problems. In previous post a while back as I journeyed through Ezra and Nehemiah, there were plots to stop the rebuilding of God’s house and the wall around Jerusalem. Just like back then, we have enemies that are against us today. What type of attitudes should we have when working through these problems?
The psalmist gives us some ideas in today’s passage which include asking for mercy, for help against enemies, and for endurance to keep going. In prayer, we can continue to seek God’s help and direction on a daily basis. The world will try to trick and deceive but God has what we truly need which is mercy.
Sometimes we have difficulties or get off track and that’s where mercy helps; God gives mercy as Jesus said in Luke 23:34, “Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing”. Jesus returned God’s kindness to those against Him. Jesus broke the cycle of the past by actively offering love and peace instead of revenge. Letting go of the past, God offers mercy to all and that’s when a new life of adventure begins.
I really enjoy growing in the Lord with you and sharing videos that hopefully bless and uplift. I’d like to share this video about mercy: That’s Where Mercy Begins – Steve Green.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. – Isaiah 13:18