Counting Days: Satisfy Us with Your Love

“Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.” (Psalm 90:13-15)

Moses is asking God to do for the Israelites what he has now done for us through Jesus. God’s anger has been satisfied by the death of Jesus. Through our faith in the Son’s substitution for us on the cross, the Father has flooded our souls with his love.

countingday_350Do you hear the change in Moses’ tone now? He recognizes that God has the power to turn our short, meaningless, momentary lives into days lived with wisdom and packed with joy. He can even make us feel like singing!

What is the difference between night and day? Between suffocating darkness and the fresh light of morning? God’s love. The love that sacrificed a Son to bring us home, to turn us from needles lost in the haystack of humanity into sons and daughters in the arms of the King.

Think: Most of us believe that God loves us, but do you take those words personally? Have you thought much about what difference it makes to be loved by God?

Pray: Thank God that he loves you. Ask him to help you to be satisfied with his love and glad because of it today.

Do: Read Paul’s description in Colossians 1:12-13 of how God saved us from the dark kingdom.