This is a wonderful Psalm.
From the crying out from the depths to the cry to Israel to put their hope in the Lord, it’s sweet and concise. One of the things I love about the Psalms is the primacy of a right relationship with God and how He initiates that in His character. I love the fact that if indeed He was to count our sins against us, we wouldn’t have a chance, but because of His great love, mercy and kindness, He forgives to restore that right relationship. A relationship that means when we call from the depths of our being He not only hears us but gives us His Word to hold on to. There is His presence, there is His word, there is His redemption, there is something to hope for.
That is a great basis from which to wait. Wait on the fulfilment of His Word. Wait on the promise of redemption and restoration.
That redemption has eternal and global ramifications and is one that we look forward to even now having experienced His greatness towards us.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden