“Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us” (2). At times the struggles we face in the world can feel like “contempt,” (v3); we personally feel diminished and weakened. The psalmist said that when we have had “more than enough” (v3-4), we call on our Father for mercy. Being humbled by our troubles can reveal how much we need Him.
“Have mercy on us …” (v3). Whether we are comfortable and secure or deep in trouble, we are not self-sufficient. We depend on God’s mercy and grace.