Meeting my needs is His responsibility.

Psalm 123

Who gives me what I need?

Who tells me what to do?

“Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us” (Psalm 123:2).

The servant’s duty is to do the will of the master. So he looks to the master to learn what he is to do.

The master’s duty is to supply the needs of the servant. Again, the servant looks to the master for what he needs.

That is how I should be looking to Jesus.

My needs — emotional, social, physical, spiritual — seem numberless and overwhelming. To me. But not to Him!

Interestingly, though, it appears that in being overwhelmed by my needs I am revealing that I am not resting in the mercy of my Master. My fretting seems to indicate that I am trying to meet my own needs instead of depending on the Lord.

Meeting my needs is His responsibility.

Doing His will is mine.

Will I trust Him enough to do His job? Enough to focus on my duty instead of His?

[Have mercy upon us, O LORD (Psalm 123:3)]
from Psalm 123:3

A little bit more from Psalm 123: Eyes for Him

One thought on “Looking to the Master

  1. Very interesting! I especially liked the part where I learned that I am trying to meet my own needs by worrying about my situations instead of letting my master supply me!

Surely you could add something...