1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
2 Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
8 And He shall redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
The psalmist here writes of his desperation and distress and his outcry to God for help. In the middle of his cry, he discusses the judgement of God upon those who sin. He finally pledges to wait for the Lord to redeem him, because of His mercy. The moral of this psalm is to wait upon the Lord in faith, and trust Him to hear your cry and answer your prayer. Don’t give up on trusting God. His mercy will redeem your life from your enemies!