Psalm 130 has a somber tone to it. It is one of the Penitential psalms. Many if us can relate to this psalm type because we have all had times of sadness or depression. These psalms resonate with us. Sometimes we question God or our faith in these seasons. In these times it is important to remember that God is always fully present with us, no matter our state of mind or heart.
God knows what it is like to wrestle with these feelings of sadness, emotional emptiness, and anguish. In he form of Jesus, God experienced these emotions. Jesus wept tears for Lazarus. He sought solitude at times when the feelings of being completely drained rested heavy upon Him. He cried blood tears of anguish in the garden. Jesus has been there too so He intercedes for us and He reaches out a hand towards us.
The psalmist reminds us of God’s role too: “with the Lord is steadfast love and with Him is great power to redeem.” It is a love that comes to us out of Jesus’ experiences. It is a love that wants the best for us all of the time. It is a love that brings healing and wholeness. It is a love to which we are always called and invited into.
In the midst of the hard day, in the middle of the struggle, we must turn to Him. Spend time in the Word, time in prayer, and time with Jesus.
Scripture reference: Psalm 130