Read Psalm 130
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

From Rev. Phil Auten, Associate Regional Minister of Visitation
There are times in our lives that we need assurance of the Lord’s forgiveness. The writer of this Psalm was in deep despair and was feeling isolated and distant from God. He knew that sin had built a wall between him and God. He was waiting for a sign from God that he was forgiven. He was confessing his sins and asking Israel to put their hope in God’s unfailing love.
Sometimes, we find ourselves in that place, having sinned and built that wall. Jesus gave his life that we might find forgiveness and salvation through him. Our hope is in Jesus! When we confess our sins and profess Jesus as Lord, God in grace will always forgive our sins.

Heavenly Father, we confess we have sinned and fallen short.
We ask that You forgive us, so that we might spend eternity with you.

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