I have been considering these particular psalms quite often lately, especially in light of the beginning of the sermon series on Ephesians.
God chose me
I am forgiven in Christ
I don’t have to understand it
I need to trust and obey Him.
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 From the depths of despair, O LORD, I call for your help.
2 Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.
3 LORD, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?
4 But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.
5 I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on him.
I have put my hope in his word.
6 I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn,
yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is unfailing love.
His redemption overflows.
8 He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin.
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.
1 LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty.
I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp.
2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself,
like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk.
Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD— now and always.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2007). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. (3rd ed.) (Ps 130–131:3). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.