There are few things I love more than building community, sharing struggles, and learning about the Scriptures.
Today’s post is inspired by and a part of the #SheSharesTruth blog linkup.
Repetition is always there to remind you of something, repetition draws our attention to it, and repetition wants to show you something important.
Do you know where I’m headed yet?
Psalm 130:6 has some very obvious repetition:
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
There is so much in these words. Israel was waiting for God to show himself, more than the watchmen on the tower wait for the morning to rise and for their work to be over, for the enemy to be fended off for one more night, or for the Lord to reappear in the deep shadows in all his glory.
The watchman is not the only repetition here. Look at Psalm 130 a little closer with me.
A song of ascents.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
We no longer need to wait for our Lord and Savior because he has already come back to relieve us from our watching, our waiting, and from our sins.
We still resonate with these words.
We feel the burden of the watcher. We know the biding of time. We understand the need for hope, for rescue, and for grace.
Psalm 130 could be summarized like this: We cry for mercy. We know we cannot stand before you, but we want to serve you. We hope in the Lord’s coming presence, for his redemption of our sins.
The words of the Psalmist bring us more peace than that summary ever could. Trust in his goodness. Believe in his mercy. Hope for his redeeming work on the cross – Israel waited for his return like the watchman for the morning, and we know it came in his darkest hour, validated by his resurrection.
Read this truth:
With the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
Psalm 130: 7
Now go live that.