Looking and Waiting

By Laura Ferguson

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“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, therefore you are feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning. More than watchmen wait for the morning.

O 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.” -Psalm 130 (NIV)

Because of the love of the Father, our sins are not held against us. But we will all need to cry out for His mercy to meet us in our time of need. We are forgiven but we are not without need. We always need Him. How many conversations have you had with the Lord that look a lot like Psalm 130?

“Lord, please listen to me! Please see me in this place where I feel so unseen. Father, in your mercy my sins are not held against me, and because of that goodness I fear and love you deeply. I’m waiting for you, because I know you are here. I know you will come. I’m waiting for you, because I know you are here. Because I know you will come.” 

When despair seems to nearly swallow us whole, sometimes all we can do is repeat the words we’ve already said until they bring our lips above water and we can take another breath. And the goodness of God is that He is coming. He hears you and He is coming for you.

The Amplified version of verse 6 says, “I am looking and waiting for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.”

We are looking knowing He can be found.

We are waiting knowing He will come.

Believe this for your heart today. Believe this for your circumstances today. Believe this of your God today.

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