A Song of Ascents.
1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
2 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?
4 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.
6 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.
8 And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Why is God the only viable hope for us? Because He is the only one with the authority to forgive us for all the terrible things we do and say. Whatever you have done, Lamentations tells us that God’s mercies are new every morning. This is why the author here says he is waiting for God “more than those who watch for the morning”. He knows that just like every rainbow is God’s renewed promise to never flood the whole earth with water again, every sunrise is God’s renewed promise of forgiveness to all who put their faith in the work of Jesus Christ, and He shall redeem us from all of our iniquities.