“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” (v1). The psalmist directed our attention to “the heavens,” where God is enthroned and His will is perfectly accomplished. On earth, the psalmist said, we can’t see God’s justice and goodness; instead, “we have had more than enough of contempt” (v3), more than enough of “the scorn of those who are at ease” (v4). Frustrated and without answers, the psalmist looked up to the Lord for mercy (v2).
“Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us” (v3). Our own wisdom and strength are no match for the trouble and evil of this world; we need God’s mercy poured out every day.