Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
by: Lisa Moore.
Who likes to wait? From babes, we learn crying brings instant results. As we age, that desire for instant gratification does not fade. Can you recall times you honked your horn in irritation, or became impatient while standing in line, or got frustrated when someone was not moving fast enough? When we cry out to God, whether in anguish from the loss of a loved one, a doctor’s report, fear, or something else, we must wait for Him to respond as He sees fit. Then, we must meditate on His Word and remember His forgiveness, His mercies, and His faithfulness. Our cry will turn into praise!'