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>Psalm 90:1-8

In Psalms, Theology on July 31, 2007 by mstevensrev

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90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3 You return man to dust
and say, “Return, O children of man!”
4 For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.

5 You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.

7 For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.

God has been around. Just think about how much you have changed in only a few months…now God doesn’t change, but his faithfulness and showing up says something about his character. I live in a city that is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and just a week ago I was in Montana touring around Glacier National Park, those mountains are old. Cut out of earth, by water and wind in very dramatic fashion, and God was there before it all.

Just thinking about how long the last few days have been for me, this Psalm puts it in perspective. We are but dust, returning, and today is a blink to God. I watch the movie Thirteen this week, it was so horrible. It was a well made movie, just very disturbing. At the end after this thirteen year old’s life comes crashing down. She falls asleep on her bed with her mom, and the sun comes up. What a picture, all the drama, all the things we think are going to be it, and yet the sun rises the next day.

No this long lasting, present, patient God can make quick work of us. His anger is not to be taken lightly. Everything is before him. This is where we start thinking about letting go, and trusting in Him who has the real control.

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