“My soul waits for the Lord…like a night watchman waiting for the coming of the dawn.” (Praise chorus from the 80’s)
This Psalm of ascent was recited as the worshippers ascended to Jerusalem. As the people got higher and higher in elevation, I’m certain their heartfelt, “out of the depths”, cry felt very real.
When the heaviness of sin weighs me down, there is no way to stand in His presence. Instead, a contrite heart waiting for God’s deliverance means I have humbled myself before His mercy.
My hope and redemption is in Him. He sent His only Son into the world, not to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. – Teresa (John 3:17)
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Psalm 130: 1-8 (ESV)
130 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.