Gladness and Rejoicing
“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.” – Psalm 90: 14-15
While there are many instances and occasions that have changed us and caused pain in our lives, there is so much more to be grateful for and to hope for. There is so much that can change for the better and to improve. Psalm 90 reminds us that we can always carry with us the hope for a better tomorrow and for our days to be filled with gladness and rejoicing.
There is a continued hope that we want our days to be filled with gladness and well-being and where sadness and pain may cease. There is still hope for a future filled with understanding and peace. A peace that is able to calm and remind us that everything is working out for our good.
In the Psalm 90, King David was speaking from personal experience from all the days that he had experienced difficulties. While his difficulties occurred, his faith was unchanged. He continued until eventually everything worked out for his good. Similarly, there are instances in our lives that may be difficult but are there to teach us, show us, or help us endure, and find ourselves. Ultimately, we wish for days of gladness and rejoicing over days of difficulties, but each season is fit for a specific lesson. Nonetheless, we hope for days of gladness and rejoicing that can be provided through the steadfast love of the LORD.