From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer. Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. (Psalms 130:1-5 NLT)

Do any of those first words of Psalm 130 feel familiar to you? Has there been a time in your life where you have felt you have no other avenue except to cry out to God?

Sometimes that’s the first step towards understanding God and His role in our lives. A realization that there is no way we can do this on our own, this life we live. There are too many distractions… too many temptations… so much sin.

We can count on God. We can put all our trust, all our hope, all our lives in Him.

Why? Because He is love. He is grace. He is our hope!