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When the Brokenness Feels Overwhelming

Episode 10 | March 4, 2024
Lisa Brenninkmeyer and Laura Phelps

Join us for Episode 10 in our seven-week series, The Psalms of Ascent: A Lenten Pilgrimage. The word translated “ascent” means “to go up.” It gives an idea of being on a journey, moving to a higher place spiritually. In this week's episode, Lisa and Laura dive into Psalm 130, often referred to as de profundis, a Latin phrase meaning “out of the depths.” If you are experiencing a brokenness that has you crying from the depths, believing there is no chance of hope, this episode is for you, dear friend. Grab your Bible, and maybe a box of tissues, and get ready to invite Him in.

Open your Heart to our key Scripture. 
Psalm 130:18: Waiting for Divine Redemption. 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, 
That you may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in his word I hope;
My soul waits for the Lord
More than watchmen for the morning,
More than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord! 
For with the Lord there is mercy, 
And with him is plenteous redemption.
And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. 
Romans 8:3839: For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Joel 2:25: I will restore to you the years which the swarming locust has eaten.
Psalm 27:1314: I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the Lord!
Psalm 130:7: Hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is mercy, with him is plenteous redemption.
John 19:25: Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.
Luke 7:47: Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.

Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.
Where are you waiting for divine redemption? 
In this time of waiting, is there something God is asking you to do? 

Show mentions.
Keith and Kristyn Getty, “I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)”
Guido Galletti, Christ of the Abyss statue
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1872
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
Father Iain Matthew, The Impact of God  

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