Out of the Depths


Even those who are lukewarm in their faith will get on their knees when life deals a heavy blow.  And you know what?  That’s OK.  Not everyone is ready to engage in daily communication with the Lord, and those difficult times can bring even the most self sufficient to recognize in a profound way the presence of God.  Listen to the powerful words of the psalmist in today’s reading.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD
LORD, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to my voice in supplication.

If you, O LORD, mark iniquities,
LORD, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness,
that you may be revered.

Let Israel wait for the LORD,
For with the LORD is kindness
and with him is plenteous redemption;
And he will redeem Israel
from all their iniquities.

God is always open to heal those who cry out to him in their pain.  He heals the brokenhearted, the sick and the dispirited, whether or not we think that they are worthy of his mercy.

Who are we to judge?

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2 Responses to Out of the Depths

  1. Mary Thomas says:

    I am so very grateful that we have a forgiving and understanding God. He knows our weaknesses, strengths, failures and needs before we do and he answers our needs. Thank you.

  2. Nancy Novicki says:

    It’s not what others think, it’s what Jesus knows, and He knows
    our heart!

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