Daily Dose — May 31, Ascending the Psalms

Do you remember last time you really blew it?  The last time you felt that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach because you knew you made the wrong choice, did the wrong thing, said the wrong thing. When was the last time you went to God in need of forgiveness? Part of anyone’s journey is forgiveness.  Throughout the course of life, we find ourselves in need of forgiveness on more than one occasion.  That is the reality our psalmist speaks of in psalm 130.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.  Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!  If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.  I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities(Psalm 130)

 

“Out of the depth” we cry out and because of His grace and mercy He hears us and He forgives.  We would all be doomed if He did not forgive our sin.  Truth is we all sin. He is attentive to our cries- to our pleas and He forgives. How do we respond?  Do we respond with awe and amazement that He would hear our cry, that His love is steadfast and true? What beautiful grace!  He hears us, hears our cries for mercy and our God forgives! AMEN and AMEN! --Rev. Terri Henkel