Verse 1 – Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Verse 2 – Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Despair makes us feel isolated and distant from God, but this is the time we need Him most.
Verse 3 – If you Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
Verse 4 – But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.
Our line of communication is always open to God because of His mercy. However, when we have unforgiveness or hole a grudge against another, that line of communication is blocked.
Verse 5 – I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I do hope.
Verse 6 – My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning – I say, more than those who watch for the morning.
When the pieces of our lives are not fitting together the way we want, we get busy and start trying to force things to work. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31).
Verse 7 – O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.
Verse 8 – And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.