Psalm 130 (NLT)
1 From the depths of despair, O Lord,
I call for your help.
2 Hear my cry, O Lord.
Pay attention to my prayer.
3 Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
who, O Lord, could ever survive?
4 But you offer forgiveness,
that we might learn to fear you.
5 I am counting on the Lord;
yes, I am counting on him.
I have put my hope in his word.
6 I long for the Lord
more than sentries long for the dawn,
yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord;
for with the Lord there is unfailing love.
His redemption overflows.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from every kind of sin.
My attention was drawn to this passage of scripture in a worship service led by the group, Station 2--look them up, they are great.
As I meditate on this passage I am stunned and deeply moved. I see four things that I can do and three things that God does.
4 things I do:
- Call to the Lord for help
- Count on the Lord
- Put my hope in the Lord and in His word
- Long for the Lord
3 things God does:
- He offers forgiveness
- He pours out redemption
- He holds out unfailing love
Wow, chew on that awhile and taste and see that the Lord is good.