Daily Devotional for 21 April 2020 – Psalm 130:5

Psalm 130:5

In the prayer meeting video, which will be sent out later, I look at Psalm 130. It speaks right into our situation today. It starts with the psalmist saying “Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord!” He is distressed and overwhelmed but out of His distress, He cries out to the Lord. When trouble comes, we can struggle to pray, but God hears our cry to Him, even when we are so weak that we can’t form proper words. He hears the cry of our hearts.

Verse 5 says, “My soul waits for the Lord.” Notice he doesn’t say, “My soul waits for deliverance” but “My soul waits for the Lord.” Waiting for the Lord is placing ourselves into His hands, asking Him for deliverance but trusting Him for His answer in His way. His ways are perfect, He makes no mistakes. Waiting for the Lord is looking with faith and expecting Him to work in our lives. Waiting for the Lord is desiring Him to reveal more of Himself to us. Waiting is being patient and trusting Him to work in His time.

Verse 5 also says, “and in His word I hope.” We wait for the Lord by hearing His word and reading His word, and searching His word for His promises, and seeing who He is through His word, and using His word to worship Him and using His word to pray to Him. We wait for the Lord by believing His word. Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

Feed your faith with His truth. Cry out to Him; bring all your fears and troubles to Him. And wait for Him: look with faith and patience to see what He will do in answer to your prayers.

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