What great joy there is in fearing God, trusting and hoping in His redemptive work through the precious blood of Christ! Peter understood this, as we’ve seen in 1 Pet. 1:17-21.
We find these same themes of joy, fear, trust, hope, and redemption expressed by David in Psalm 130. This is a fitting prayer for all who are learning to stand firm in the grace of God.
1 A SONG OF ASCENTS.
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.
Seeking, trusting, fearing, waiting, hoping, and rejoicing with you,