Psalm 123 is a song that the people would sing as they made their way to worship. They would seek God’s mercy and hand of protection as they prepared their hearts and minds for a time in the presence of God. The psalm speaks of the people looking toward God as we would look towards someone we trust completely; perhaps your parent or spouse fills this role, perhaps it is God.
For most of us, our world is busy and full of things that compete for our time and energies. It can be a struggle to carve out space to gaze upon God each day. But to do so is essential. In that time and space, as we gaze upon our God, we find renewing of our souls, a calming of the things that swirl around us, and a focus on the things that really matter. Then as we face the day and all of its things that tug and pull, then God goes with us and is present in the midst of it.
When God is the focus in our personal quiet time each day, then He walks with us all day long. We begin to see Him in places we wouldn’t normally and in the people and events of our lives. In those moments of blessing, we are able to connect with God, to be in His presence, and to share Him with others. As God becomes the center of or lives, His presence will be in all we do and say. Through this, others will be blessed as well.
Scripture reference: Psalm 123