'Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.' Psalm 90:1 NIV
Our souls need a place to rest; a place to lay down worries, weariness and hurts. When our souls don't have a place to call home, we can feel as if we're in the wilderness, not sure which way to turn. We may feel abandoned, thinking that we have to do everything alone.
Often we can find ourselves 'dwelling' in other places: work, family, even serving in church. Those places are not bad in themselves, but they do not offer our souls real rest. In Psalm 107:4-7 David wrote: 'Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle...Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle' (NIV). God knows we need a home, and he knows when our souls have tried to find their homes somewhere else. When we cry out to him, he comes out to the wilderness and rescues us. He leads our souls back to him.
David said: ''Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations' (Psalm 90:1 NIV). Our home is with our Father and his son. Jesus said, 'Live in me, and I will live in you' (John 15:4 GWT). This is the best home for our souls.
So what now? If your soul has been feeling restless and homeless, know that there is a perfect home - where you can lay your worries, weariness and hurts. Welcome to your Father's house.
Soulfood: Exo 33-35, Matt 8:28-34, Ps 89:15-37, Pro 2:21-22