then i will look up

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
         In the morning I will direct it to You,
         And I will look up.” (Psalm 5:3 NKJV)

 I will not pray to You, and then look to man for an answer.

I will not cry out to You, and then look at my own feeble hands, as though they have the power to lift me up.

I will not voice my trust in You, and then look down in despair at my “not enough”.

I will not thank You for Your salvation, and then look to my own self-righteousness.

I will not give thanks for Your mercy, and then look upon others with scorn.

I will not call you King of Kings, and then look to earthly kings for my security and well being.

I will not sing “You alone are worthy”, and then cast my gaze to earthly idols.

I will not seek You for provision, and then look for another well from which to draw.

I will not ask Your forgiveness, and then turn my head in shame.

Though it may be but a whisper, You will hear my voice.

And then I will look up.

4 thoughts on “then i will look up

  1. I agree Linda. I think too often I want mercy from God without considering whether or not I give mercy to others. Thanks for commenting.



  2. Karla, This reads like a poem. I love it! One line in particular really jumped out at me as something a lot of people need to read, and heed:

    “I will not give thanks for Your mercy, and then look upon others with scorn.”

    Only God has the right to decide who will receive mercy, and He has called us to love mercy and be merciful ourselves. But so often in our society, even among Christians, that does not happen. Peace, Linda


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