Reflections on Psalm 130:1-2
The Lord has been challenging me about my prayer life through Psalm 130. For the past few weeks I have “camped out” at verses 1-2, where the Psalmist
writes as inspired by the Holy Spirit,
- [A song of ascents.] Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
- O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
I sensed the Lord asking me, “What are my depths?” I felt led to answer that question by looking at 1 John 2:16, which says,
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the
As I reflected before the Lord about these 3 areas of “lusts of the world” – of the flesh, of the eyes and of the pride of life – I realized that the
Lord wants to do an “on-going-emptying” of the container and vessel that is my life. These “depths” include:
- What we do and are doing to ourselves
- What others have done and are doing to us
But whichever it is of the 2, I need to let the Holy Spirit show me “the depths” of my life where God’s mercy is needed to set me free; where God’s mercy needs to dig out the garbage so that there is a bigger place for “holy habitation”.
What are your “depths”?