“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O Lord , how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”
Psalms 90:1-17 KJV
The last day of the month of April has arrived. It is a good reason to cast a brief glance back at the last one month with gratitude, before we take a leap into the unknown of the new month. When Moses wrote this Psalm as a prayer to God, he too surveyed past events. The children of Israel were journeying through the wilderness to the promised land and although they hadn’t reached it they were not without a dwelling place.
The past experience of this month all over the world makes it clear that only God can save and for those who have come to terms with this knowledge , they can confidently look forward to the future with hope.
Many of us have had our share of the COVID-19. Whether by infection or by delay, or by denial, or by lockdown. Everyone everywhere was affected by it’s presence and that could have caused bitterness. Like the two walking down to Emmaus many had high hopes for the month of April. See …👇🏼
“But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.”
Luke 24:21 KJV
Many had hopes that were dashed.
Let us with gratitude appreciate Him for preserving our lives and commit our future into His hands.
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord , that shall stand.”
Proverbs 19:21 KJV
As you do this, may God grant you mercy for the new month. Amen !