1Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! 3If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? 4But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. 5I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. 7O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. 8It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Are you in the depths? In a way, we all are right now, with conditions constantly in flux, the holidays fast approaching, supply lines disrupted, prices rising, and the rest. Honestly, you do not need me to remind you, do you?
This morning, listen to the Psalmist. In the depths, he cries out to the Lord, his soul waits for the Lord. And, he remembers the most important part – “For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.”
Steadfast love – a love that never changes (even if we mess up), a love that is consistent, constant and overwhelming. You are loved. Remember that.
As you enter into this new week remember these things. Hope in the Lord, for God loves you and will redeem you. Even if you are in the depths.