“You have set our iniquities – in the LIGHT of Your presence” – from Psalm 90. WOW, can you even imagine the immense presence of God? Can you imagine how intensely stunning and powerful God is? NOTHING could compare to “the favor of the Lord our God on us”.
Oh, it struck me so strongly tonight, listening to Psalm 90 read outloud, that NOTHING we have EVER DONE or NOT EVEN DONE could even think to compare to the PRESENCE, the POWER, the PEACE of God. Nothing we have done or not done can negate the place of us NEXT to God. We forget, but He has us. We think that we are lost, but NOTHING is impossible with God. No one in Jesus is lost. Before You Lord, we are washed clean.
Moses prayed this prayer in Psalm 90 and he was one who actually spoke to God. God allowed Moses to see Him pass by and hear Him. God Himself took care of Moses. God takes care of us all. He is our dwelling place.
God Himself planned for us to have Jesus as our forgiveness in Grace. NOTHING can change the immense love of Jesus who will stand with us in front of God. NOTHING can separate us from Jesus. Our iniquities are gone. Our iniquities are forgiven. Our iniquities, and when we are thinking we fall short, are not even a small disturbance in the dust compared to the GLORY of God.
The time we have on earth, or time we don’t, is a blink of time in comparison to the infinite time we have in God. The glory of God has gathered us, His GRACE is given, not to be taken or earned, but given because of God’s EXTRAVAGANT nature.
And because our time is His, we pray that He “establish the work of our hands for us” – yes, establish the work of our hands. Pray for the Lord to make your days purposeful and strengthened and SATISFIED. How could we not look to Him, His Amazing Grace, for He is above all. He knows where we all truly belong: DWELLING WITH HIM.
Our iniquities compared to Him not judging us are gone. Everlasting to everlasting, our forever life is in You Lord, because You won’t let anything separate us from You.
A prayer of Moses the man of God.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death — they are like the new grass of the morning: 6 In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before YOU, our secret sins in the light of YOUR presence.
9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.
Music of Psalm 90
“When the sun comes up, satisfy us with Your Love.”
PSALM 90 | Shane & Shane” on YouTube