The Psalmist has endured continuous ridicule, contempt, and oppression from his enemies. But according to our scripture passage below, he still has hope, protection, and mercy from the Lord who sits enthroned in heaven. So…don’t despair! You are servants in the court of the king and are guaranteed victory as long as you serve and honor the Lord!
A song of ascents.
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.