Last spring a friend of ours came a bit unglued for awhile. He wrote again yesterday to say that he's feeling pretty low right now. I thought of him when I read the chapter on hope last night. I wanted to tell him "Go ahead and cry for mercy - forgiveness is God's habit! "
Help, GOD - the bottom has fallen out of my life!Master, hear my cry for help!Listen hard! Open your ears!Listen to my cries for mercy.If you, GOD, kept records on wrongdoings,who would stand a chance?As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit,and that's why you're worshiped.I pray to GOD - my life a prayer -and wait for what he'll say and do.My life's on the line before God, my Lord,waiting and watching till morning,waiting and watching till morning.Oh Israel, wait and watch for GOD -with GOD's arrival comes generous redemption.No doubt about it - he'll redeem Israel,buy back Israel from captivity and sin.PSALM 130