In Psalm 130, the Psalmist is crying out to the Lord. This is a person who is crying “out of the depths.” In other words, they are going through struggles and dark moments in their life. And they are crying out to the Lord. They are confident that God will hear, God will forgive their sins, and God will restore their life.
Notice what happens next—they wait on the Lord.
Waiting on the Lord is probably one of the most difficult things we do. Waiting implies that we have no control. We have no say in how or when God will respond. We simply wait.
But waiting doesn’t mean we do nothing. It means that by faith, we continue to faithfully live out our lives where God has us at the moment and then wait on him to make any changes he sees fit to make. Waiting is where we demonstrate our true belief in the sovereignty of God. Waiting is where faith and hope are refined.
May we continue to live faithfully where God has us, and cry out to him when the circumstances seem depressing and down (see also, Philippians 4:11-12). We wait with our hope fully placed on him.