Ron Lutz – Psalm 130
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck…
I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
Guilt is feeling bad about what we have done
Shame is feeling bad about who we are.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!”
“Your mother died to save you… love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… but to have been loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever.”
“If you say ‘I know that God forgives me, but I can’t forgive myself,’ you’re underestimating what it cost God to forgive you. You’re removing yourself from the greatest blessing of life and you are saying, ‘My standards are more important.’”
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
“Waiting is our destiny… we wait in the darkness for a flame we cannot light. we wait in fear for a happy ending that we cannot write. we wait for a ‘not yet’ that feels like a ‘not ever.”
I will wait for You I will wait for You
Through the storm and through the night
I will wait for You
Surely wait for You
For your love is my delight