God is forgiving because He is loving. When the psalmist appeals to God from the depths of darkness, he pleads with Him to answer and forgive. The psalmist knows that he would be lost if his sins were not taken away. For if God decided to hold each person accountable for their sin, no one would be able to be justified in His sight. If God decided to rightly punish for every wrong done in thought, word, and deed, no one could argue against Him. No one would be able to give an excuse. This is why the psalmist cries out to God. There is no hope for forgiveness but by the Lord. The psalmist seeks God in desperation, but also in hope. While He sees his great need for God, he is also assured of the Hope that God will grant the forgiveness the psalmist seeks. He remembers that the Lord shows faithful Love to those who desire His Forgiveness. We, too, can place our hope in God’s Forgiveness because of His faithful Love.