Psalm 90

Psalm 90

satisfy us

By Lindsay Acocella

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
    that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
(Psalm 90:14, ESV)

Moses wrote this psalm. So just imagine the experience, perspective, and relationship with God he brings to this prayer.

After confessing God as everlasting, all-powerful, and just, Moses turns his attention to God’s relationship with His children. He cries out for wisdom and pity, because he recognizes how critically man has great need for both God’s direction and His compassion. 

“Satisfy us in the morning,” Moses prays, “with your steadfast love.” What a contrast! While we live in seasons and cycles, counting days from one morning to the next, God and His great love are steadfast. Constant. Enough for us today, right there, ready, and enough again tomorrow.

And there is a reason and response to that daily dose of steadfast love – “that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Moses doesn’t describe here a flippant assumption that God will take care of him. This joy and gladness come from a deep conviction that God will do as He says and be who He’s promised. When we know this and rest on this, He alone receives our focus. And when my focus is on God, I am satisfied and joyful, knowing that my joy and sustenance does not depend on me.

So in my moments and days, no matter the circumstance or reason to despair, I can cry out to God like Moses, “Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love!” And I can rest in that promise, and find joy in the constant steadfastness of Him, who supplies all that I need for today. 

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