This verse has stood with me for about a week now:
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
I stumbled on that verse again this week and fell back in love with it. Who doesn't want to sing for joy and be glad ALL our days? Ok...so maybe my family doesn't want me singing for all THEIR days, but I can get down with the joy and gladness parts for sure.
And--can I be honest--there are days our house can use a dousing in happiness. Raising kids is hard on all of us. Like the hardest thing I've ever done. So I'll take joy and gladness wherever I can get it. Anyone else?
Well, since it's in God's Word, it's a promise. And God always keeps His promises. Look:
"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are all "yes" in Christ. And so through him the "amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 1:20
But did you catch that? The promises of God are already "yes", but there's action on our part. We have to speak the "amen", or claim, that promise. Amen literally means, "so it be, truly." It's an affirmation. An agreement. We stand in faith and agreement that God is going to do what He promised.
So let's go back to that first verse I'm currently camping out in. It asks Him to satisfy us in the morning. For that to happen there also has to be action on our part. We have to meet with Him. I mean, you can wake up hungry and stare at that toaster all you want, but your hunger pains are not going to go away. You have to take the action of making your toast and then ingesting it--and coffee, let's not forget the coffee.
Well, it's the same with God satisfying our spiritual hunger with His unfailing love. We can stare at our Bible all we want. We can think about prayer all we want. But until we sit down and feed on Him, nothing will change. And just like you don't only eat one meal in your lifetime, you have to keep coming back for more. Daily. To be satisfied.
THEN all our days will be filled with joy and gladness. Because when you're near God, you can't help but be joyful.
Maybe today, like me, you're seeking that core of joy. Or maybe you're looking for healing, forgiveness, patience, courage...fill-in-that-blank. I encourage you to seek out His Word and promises on it. Use the back of your Bible to look it up or go to Biblegateway.com and enter some keywords. Find verses on it and speak them with an AMEN. Be in agreement that God has this thing covered. Stand in faith on it. And be fully satisfied in Him.