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    Psalm 130: An Easter Reminder of God’s Amazing Grace

    Psalm 130 Easter Reminder

    Happy Easter! I hope you have had a blessed holiday! This week in my personal Bible study I had planned to revisit the trial of Jesus, crucifixion and resurrection story in the gospels. Instead, God pointed me to Psalm 130.

     Psalm 130: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord,

    2 Lord hear my voice: Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

    3 If thou, Lord shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

    4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

    5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait and in his word do I hope.

    6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say more than they that watch for the morning. 

    7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy and with him is plenteous redemption. 

    8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

    Recently I had been feeling somewhat discouraged due to some stressful situations and unanswered prayer, and I had certainly not been trusting God fully. As a result I felt guilty and overwhelmed.  I kept thinking I had failed and “disappointed” the Lord yet again! After all he has done for me, how can I possibly repeat this pattern of lacking faith? I had certainly asked for forgiveness and believed that he paid my sin debt in full on that Good Friday so long ago, but I was still holding on to despair over a few issues.

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