Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy
Psalms 130: 2 “Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy“
This is a Psalm of David crying out for God’s mercy. This Psalm is otherwise called ’penitential psalm’.
Penitential Psalm*’.means, Psalms of Confession. It express sorrow and the desire for repentance
There are seven penitential psalms written by David. They are 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143.
Psalm 130 opens with a desperate cry for the Lord to have mercy.
The psalmist is aware that his sin has created a deep gap between him and God.
With a deep and heartfelt cry, David is waiting for God’s grace to get him out of the deep pit he is immersed in.
Psalm 130:1 reminds us of two crucial elements of the life of faith.
First, sometimes we will be in the depths —the depths of despair, doubt, and desperation.
There will be times when we feel as if life were crashing in on us.
Second, when we are in the depths, we are invited to cry out to the Lord.
We don’t have to pray with carefully crafted language, rather, we can cry out to God with whatever words, sighs, or laments rise spontaneously to our lips.
God knows the heart of the petitioner and will be more inclined to hear and grant the prayers of those with genuine trust and reliance on His intervention.
Pray sincerely and know that He is able and is our only source of help.
Like the psalm writer, we call out for mercy, knowing that God’s mercies are new every morning, and that nothing in all creation can separate us from his love
God can transform our failures to triumph, our sorrows to happiness.
In time of sorrow and grief, spend more time in God’s Word.
in times of suffering, spend more time in prayer.
WHAT IS TRUE BLESSEDNESS?
“Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways” (Psa 128:1).
Moffat’s Bible renders ‘walketh in His ways’ as ‘ liveth His life.’ Those who live the life of God or, those who live near to God are the truly blessed people. True blessedness is nearness to God.
In the sight of God, a blessed man is not one who is rich, famous, educated, talented, healthy etc. but who lives close to Him– though perhaps not having riches or other material possessions.
A blessed marriage does not mean that the couple is well placed in society having a big mansion, wealth, health etc. To have a blessed married life the couple has to live close to God despite the problems they face in life.
A blessed life (long or short) is one that is lived close to God. Your life’s problems can either bring you close to God or take you far away from God– it all depends on your attitude towards the problems.
Two thieves were crucified with Christ. Both were thieves, and both were punished on the same day. Both saw Jesus in the same way– hanging with them on the cross, and both heard the words of Jesus. However, the penitent went to paradise to be close for ever and the other went to tormenting hell to be far away from Jesus for ever.
Dear reader, today and everyday will be a blessed day for you, provided whatever happens that day brings you close to God. In the same way, every problem in your life will be a blessing to you, provided you take those problems as a means to bring you close to God.
“He exalteth the horn of His people, even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him” (Psa 148:14).
TPM Morning Manna
Stay Blessed 😊