Music for July 29
Music Devotion by Matt York
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.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
I’ve never really experienced anguish. Hurt, sadness, pain and disappointment but not true anguish–yet. Perhaps you have. Perhaps you’re in the midst of genuine anguish right now. We the body of GBC have certainly encountered anguish this past year and what an encouragement to see our church doing exactly what the text conveys. Continued prayer as we wait on the Lord with our Bibles open. I don’t want to avoid anguish—in my life or in yours either. For it is there God shapes His own. The Psalmist recalled his anguish as he penned this text and like him, I need to anguish over my sin more than I do. The very sin that once condemned me still lingers and I hate it. But what blessed confidence we have from He who was anguished even unto death! May our souls wait patiently for He who bore our wrath. May our souls fear He who has the power to justly condemn us. May our souls hope in His word. And may our souls rest in His “abundant redemption” through His substitutionary atonement. Dear Christian, may we strive to rejoice in our anguish for the Man of Sorrows has secured our fate and, even now, is working on our behalf.
Through Grace Alone,
Man of Sorrows
To The Cross I Cling
Out of the Depths (new)
Now Why This Fear
Guitar: Matt, Kami
Vocals: Olivia, Kami