Max McLean Audio Bible, English Standard Version
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
The Scriptures are filled with things "thou shall not" do. No, they are far and away more filled with hope. When we think of the Books of the Bible dwelling on hope, they're: Ruth, Ezra, Proverbs, Isaiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Hosea, Micah, Zechariah, Philemon.
Hope is heavily emphasized in : Job, Psalms, Jeremiah, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians and Hebrews.
Hope has a good emphasis in: Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 1 Peter and all in the later books of John.
Hope isn't mentioned in Revelation at all, all the promises are fulfilled in God's Holy Kingdom.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
When we think of hope, it can seem a weak bet. The people of hope relied upon, most heavily, in Scriptures are: Job, David, Jeremiah, the 12 Apostles and Paul. These are not the lightweights of the Lord. Refreshing to all of the soul, knowing God Almighty honors hope.
Forgiveness holds all of our hope. There is no greater blessing than forgiveness. Great blessings are held in honor and cherished. Not taken lightly. David did not. Let's pray his words, breathed out by the Holy Scripture.
Father God, Please answer us in the day of trouble!
May Your Holy Name protect us!
Please send Your help from the sanctuary
and give us Your support from Zion!
May You remember all Your offerings
and regard with favor Your burnt sacrifices! Selah
May You grant our heart's desire
and fulfill all our plans!
May we shout for joy over Your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up Your banners!
May You fulfill all your petitions!
We ask in the Highest name of Jesus. Amen.