Psalm 130 – from cries to comfort, an affirmation of hope

130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.

From deep within my being, from whatever gloom surrounds me,

from this space of separation, I bellow, holler, weep and shriek to you,

O God.

130:2 Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

Listen for the particular sound of this prayer rising from my body.

Hear these words and let my longings enter your holy hearing

and dwell within you.

130:3 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?

I’m going to keep praying like this, not because I deserve it,

but because I can.

You encourage me to find my feet and stand strong before you

no matter how many times I’ve fallen away.

130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

You don’t keep score, you don’t hold grudges, you let me off the hook

and that’s how I learn to love, unconditionally, the way you love me.

130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

So here I am, spent from screaming, now simply waiting, waiting, waiting…

sure of your promise, confident that this will not last for ever.

130:6 my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.

I will keep waiting, looking, yearning for the creeping, seeping signs of light.

Light that dispels fear and leads me into peace,

light that shines on a way of being and becoming,

I will keep waiting and not give up, not matter how long this takes.

130:7&8 O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

I am no longer alone.

I am joined in outrageous hope with all beings everywhere.

Hey everyone! Share this confident anticipation and affirmation;

God’s love is present and constant and brings us into wholeness.

~ by jenniegordon on March 24, 2020.

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