This week we find ourselves reading the eleventh song of ascents ”“ Psalm 130.
“From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.” (verses 1-2, NLT)
Here we find the psalmist in his deep distress, crying out to God for mercy. He feels as if he is drowning, calling out for God’s help to pay attention to his prayer. What is the source of his anguish?
“Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.” (verses 3-4, NLT)
His despair comes from within himself. It comes from knowing there is sin which is separating him from the joy of relationship with his God.
The psalmist recognizes that apart from divine forgiveness, he would be without hope; and the good news is that because of Christ, God is willing to forgive him. God encourages each of us to come to Him in the assurance He will forgive.
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman HERE as we look at the hope of redemption which is offered to us.