1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. 3Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured no end of contempt. Psalm 123:1,3 NIV
Adam: Why would you show mercy to me? When I look up to You, You seem so far away. Your throne is pure and You live among holiness. Who am I that You show mercy to me?
Father God: Mercy is for My children. Wayward, confused, rebellious, or discouraged with your performance does not and will not dissuade you from My love. I am and always will be proud to call you one of my children.
Adam: But when I don’t live up to Your expectations, doesn’t that embarrass you? The shame that I feel, does that repulse you?
Father God: Shame makes you want to hide. Sin does not want to live around light and holiness. But My mercy is greater than shame. Mercy wipes the stains from your actions, so I see them no more. Mercy squeezes out unacceptability so that you may breathe in loving acceptance. Mercy draws its strength from My Son who said on the cross while naked and despised, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”
Adam: When I need mercy the most, I look down and away from You. Since I know you are everywhere, why do I draw strength looking up?
Father God: Your heart follows the longing of your eyes. The lust of the eyes stirs up the desires of all that you believe is being withheld from what you rightly deserve. I have given you everything needed pertaining to life and godliness. No good thing do I withhold from My children who walk upright.
Father God: Look up my child, because it redirects the flow of goodness and mercy which you need to receive. It reminds you that your help is from outside your own abilities. It makes the connection for My mercy to flow toward you. Looking My direction lets Me wipe your tears away so that you can see My smile more clearly. Lift your eyes up to heavens and hear Me say once again, “I Love You!”
Whispers from Your Father, God