THE 14TH OF MAY
THERE IS JOY IN THE SAFETY WE HAVE IN OUR LORD
Lord, You have been our dwelling place and our refuge in all generations… O satisfy us with Your loving-kindness in the morning, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. – Psalms 90:1,14
What a beautiful prayer of Moses! God is offering so much to His children. In Him we find the most secure dwelling place and refuge any time we need help, protection and shelter. But God does not force any of us to dwell in Him. We have to choose to do so.
When we have such a deep and close relationship with God, that we dwell in Him, not only visit from time to time, we can be satisfied with His loving-kindness as He gives us bright joy in the morning that can even follow a night of distress.
The original word used for “morning” means in this case “figurative of bright joy after a night of distress (poetry),” according to “Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon.” Moses actually says that if God pours out His loving-kindness over us, after we go through a hard time, that it will increase our faith and trust in God’s love and because of that we may rejoice and be glad the rest of our lives. The most stable source of joy is the firm faith in God’s love, protection and help no matter what we are going through.
Dear Lord, I want to dwell in You all the days of my life and never be away from You. Please help me trust You even when I cannot see Your hand at work, to know that in reality You work in my behalf all the time, turning the bad into something good for me in the long term. Trusting You is the best way to find true and stable happiness and be able to have a joyful heart while living on this earth. Thank You and praise You dear Lord for always being there for me and for satisfying me with Your loving-kindness so that I may rejoice in You and be glad! In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen