Hope in the Lord
Psalm 130:1–2; 5–6
“Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning, indeed more than the watchmen for the morning. NASB
There’s a picture of a man in a desperate place. He’s in the depths, and out of the depths, out of his agony, out of his despair, he cries to the Lord, he lifts his voice to the Lord. His only hope from then on is in the Lord.
Perhaps you have been in that place. Perhaps you can look back on a situation like that. Remember that when you cry in your agony out of a sincere heart the Lord hears, but sometimes you have to do what the psalmist had to do: you have to wait for the Lord. He’s heard your cry; He’s coming to your help. Don’t let go; don’t give up your faith.
The psalmist said, “I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, in His word do I hope.” Don’t give up your hope. Your hope is so precious; it’s so necessary. There’s a saying: “While there’s life, there’s hope.” If you give up hope then you may not see what God is preparing for you.
Wait for the Lord, be instant, be urgent. Wait for Him, like the psalmist says, “More than the watchmen wait for the morning.” But don’t give up, don’t stop waiting. The Lord heard your cry and He’s coming to your help. Hold on just a little longer and you will see what God will do for you.
- Derek Prince