10 March 2014

Devotional Monday: Out of the Depths


Psalm 130
"Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins."

As i read Psalm 130 I was reminded of God's grace, which just happens to be our theme for this month.  "Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you."

The part that really tugged at my heart was the second line on forgiveness, God gives us his grace each and every day. He wipes whatever happened yesterday clean and we are made new in him. And he also calls us to do the same for others, but this is always easier said than done sometimes. Cause when we extend grace to those who have hurt us, it comes at a price, it's not always easy and sometimes it feels like were losing.

The last verse of Psalm 130 says it best: "Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins". This is a good reminder of how God gives us grace everyday and we are called to do the same for others. Sisters, rest in the words of Psalm 130 as you go throughout your week and remember the grace that he so freely gives us each and every day. 

6 comments:

  1. Love the emphasis on Grace. Thanks for your word!!

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    1. thanks! The Psalm really spoke to my heart :)

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  2. Wonderfully written. Thank you for sharing your take on this Psalm; I see now how grace is a big part of this passage & His love.

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    1. thank you. this Psalm definitely spoke to my heart, i loved how it emphasized the part of redemption at the end.

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  3. This is beautiful! God is such a forgiving God! Thanks for linking this up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop!

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    1. yes he is. Psalm 130 was a good reminder of that :)

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