Out of the depths” The psalmist cries to God (Ps.130:1). His problem surfaces: terrible guilt for things done and undone in the past. “ If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” (v.3).
But, Thankfully, God forgives. He does not keep an account of past sins, no matter how many or how grievous they have been. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1). God’s forgiveness then leads us to fear Him (Ps.130:4). We worship and adore God, for grace and forgiveness cause us to love Him all the more.
But what happens if we slide back into old sins? What if sin lingers? We are to repent and “wait for the Lord” (v.5). And we are to be patient while God works. We are not hopeless cases. We can “hope” in the One who will deliver us in His time.
We now have these two assurance: God’s unfailing love– He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb.13:5). And God’s promise of full redemption in due time– He will redeem us from all our iniquities (Ps.130:8) and present us before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy (Jude 24).
We’re forgiven! We’re free! With the psalmist, let’s worship the Lord as we await His coming.
If you, O LORD, kept a RECORD of sins, O LORD, who could stand? -Psalm 130.3
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus -Romans 8:1
When we’re forgiven, no record is kept of our failures.