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Psalm 130:7 (NKJV)

O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord
there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.

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Psalm 130:7 is a Bible verse from the Old Testament that reminds us to put our hope in the Lord because of His mercy and abundant redemption. This is a short Psalm, which is entitled, “Waiting for the Redemption of the Lord.” Let’s read it in its entirety. 

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.

3 If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.


It is apparent that the Psalmist is very aware of all his shortcomings, sins and his need for mercy. He has most likely already experienced the sweet taste of God’s lovingkindness.

He therefore reminds himself, and at the same time appeals to the reader, to hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord, he says, there is mercy.


In the midst of the dark tunnel of despair, He remembers the sweet mercy of the Lord. He knows it’s there because he has tasted it himself.

We must remember the sweet times we’ve experienced the Lord’s loving Presence, especially when we’re going through a dark time. Looking toward the light of His forgiveness is what pulls us through the dark tunnel, so that we don’t get stuck there.

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The more we focus on His abundant redemption—the cross—the faster we’ll move through the valley. When our hearts express gratitude in remembrance of what He has already done for us, instead of getting stuck in a sour attitude of complaining or self-pity, we pass through the valley much faster.

Jesus faced the ultimate dark valley—the Garden of Gethsemane. He knew He was to offer His life as a living sacrifice, but oh the difficulty of accepting the fate of certain torture, shame and crucifixion. 

He was a man, like you and me. How did He do it?


Hebrews 12:2 says, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

He could do it because of the joy set before Him. He had experienced sweet fellowship with His Father and knew the joy that was waiting for Him.

He remembered.

He remembered the joy and brightness of His Father’s fellowship. As Hebrews 12:2, says, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.

Let’s fix our eyes on Christ.

Let’s remember the joy and light of the Presence of the Lord.

He will get us through. He is with us in the dark, and He is waiting for us in the light.

Psalm 130:7
O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.

Study the Bible verse of Psalm 130:7 and practice fixing your eyes on Jesus and hoping in the Lord. With Him is abundant redemption.



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