Psalm 130

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope” (v5).  The psalmist cried out to the Lord for mercy (v2), believing that “with You there is forgiveness” (v4). However, knowing about God’s forgiveness wasn’t enough; the psalmist wanted to experience the soul-purifying power of God’s grace.  Therefore, “my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning” (v6).  He urged “Israel” – God’s people – to put their hope in God’s steadfast love and “plentiful redemption” (v7).

In the darkness of guilt and fear, we can be confident that the bright light of God’s forgiveness and resurrection life will dawn.