Finding stability in God!


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” (Psalm 90:1)
For Moses, life was anything but stable: born in a slave culture, hidden at birth.
Adopted by the Pharoah’s daughter and raised in a wealthy home.
On the run after defending a Hebrew brother, hiding in the desert for 40 years.
Called to confront Pharoah, then leading Israel from bondage on a 40 year campout.
Forty years with a difficult people, and then not allowed to enter the promised land.
For Moses there really was no place to call home, no secure dwelling place… except God.
This Psalm reflects Moses’ experience, and his desperate prayer to God for stability.
“Establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:17)
Life in this world is unpredictable, uncertain, with no guarantees of a long or easy life.
Our only security, our only hope, our only solid place to stand… is God.
As an old hymn says, ‘change and decay in all around I see!’
But our hope can be that the God “who changest not” would “abide with me!”
I don’t always ‘live here’, but when I think of this I do finding it reassuring.
Is God your dwelling place, your stable center in the midst of your changing life?
Lord, you also experienced God as your calming center in the midst of your complicated journey. Be my anchor, be my strength, and help me navigate the uncertain paths that are unfolding before me.


  1. Knowing who God is – like Moses, experiencing God as he shares in his writings – he realizes how small we are, that we are minisicule – yet he prays: “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days” – knowing God not only for his power and majesty – but also for his wrath against disobedience/sin – his justice – but also his love for each of us – his creation! Know God by being made right so that we may experience him – knowing him as Jesus – God in the flesh. Jesus may I know you more and more through your spirit – make me your temple – your dwelling place!

  2. A new day is dawning and once again I see His hand in His creation – the ‘Sonrise’, the greening of His creation after the rains. His presence, His power, His glory is everywhere. And I start this new day in His presence. I go forward for my God is everywhere and He has promised to be with me at all times. Help me Lor in my living for Jesus.

    In the stars His handiwork I see
    On the wind He speaks with majesty
    Tho’ He ruleth over land and sea
    What is that to me
    I will celebrate nativity
    For it has a place in history
    Sure He came to set His people free
    What is that to me
    ‘Til by faith I met Him face to face
    And I felt the wonder of His grace
    Then I knew that He was more
    Than just a God who didn’t care
    That lived away out there
    And now He walks beside me day by day
    Ever watching o’er me lest I stray
    Helping me to find that narrow way
    He’s ev’rything to me (repeat 2x’s)

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