“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” –Psalm 90:14
Sing for joy. Be glad. I love those phrases. Sometimes I get caught up in the false notion that God isn’t really my Abba Father at all, but rather a harsh Dictator up in the sky wanting all work and no enjoyment. These phrases prove that notion false. We serve a Shepherd who gives us this beautiful gift of life to enjoy: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (Jesus says this to his disciples in John 10:10). So whatever God has called us to today, be it schoolwork or work or resting or performing…we can do it full of gladness and joy. Because today is a gift from the God of Hope, the Light of the World, and the King of Joy. (Romans 15:13, John 1:9, Romans 14:17)
Satisfy. Unfailing. When was the last time you felt truly satisfied? I think these two words go together; we cannot be satisfied with something that fails, because by definition it won’t always satisfy us. We can only be truly, 100% satisfied with something that never fails. The only One who never fails is our King Jesus. We serve the King of Unfailing Love. (Psalm 143:8)
Love. God loves us. God loves us. God loves us. God loves us. Not only that, but 1 John 4:8 states that, “…God is love.” “Love” is a pretty popular buzzword in today’s culture and hipster-ness. “#loveyoubabe” can be found all over our Instagram feeds, and “love ya!” is a common way to end a conversation. However, God’s Love is so much more than that. It is vast, incomprehensible, always available, and unfailing, because he is all of those things and he is love. Today, let’s make a point to take a couple of minutes with our Master and Maker, thank him for his love, and experience his love.
In the morning. When I wake up, I’m exhausted, I have my huge glasses on, my hair looks like a fire hazard, and there’s no trace of makeup on my very-white face. And that’s when I get God’s love. Not after I’ve accomplished everything on my To-Do List, not after I get an A on that test, not after I work hard…in the morning. When I haven’t done anything yet. That’s when.
God gives us the gift of his love when we least deserve it and most need it. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
So today, let’s sing for joy and be glad! Why? Because we serve a God of unfailing love who can satisfy us and make us whole in Him.