Fly away and be at Rest

I am sure that we all have been where David was when he wrote this Psalm. All of us reach a point in life where we can say with David, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!” Our surroundings, our situation, our enemies are just too much for us to handle. We seek sweet release from our troubles and tribulations. We wish we could fly away like a dove, and escape from the storms of life. The only way I know how to do that short of our “final flight” when we wing our way to heaven, with the aid of angels (Luke 16:22), is through times of prayer, praise, meditation, and contemplation on God’s Holy Word.

“Oh, that I had wings like a dove, then I would fly away and rest! I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness. How quickly I would escape far from this wild storm of hatred.” ~ Psalm 55:6-8

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Can you identify? Maybe what weighs you down is just the burdens of life. Maybe you felt like you wanted to desperately to escape your life and your circumstances, and to “fly away and be at rest,” far from everything and everyone.. If your facing some of these feelings just search the Word of God for answers within the verses of this Spirit-inspired psalm. “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.” (Psalm 55:22) If you want to experience the peace and well-being that Jesus bought for us on Calvary, then you must stop trying to shoulder your burdens alone, and you need to surrender them to the Lord. The Amplified version of this verse will speak to your heart in an even more powerful way. “Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).” (Psalm 55:22 AMP)

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God wants to lift the “weight” of our cares and burdens from us, but He requires our cooperation. We must go to Him and tell Him exactly how we’re feeling, and we must ask for His help. It won’t do for us to just “dump” our cares and burdens on Him. We must surrender them to Him, along with our very selves. He longs for us to say: “Lord, I can’t handle these things alone, so I’m giving them to You, and I’m willing to do things Your way from now on.”

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David ends Psalm 55 with a simple, but profound, statement: “I will trust in You.” (Psalm 55:23) We are never going to truly commit ourselves and our concerns to the Lord if we don’t really trust Him. Either we believe that God always has our best interests at heart, or we don’t. When we struggle with doubt, if we’ll be quick to confess it as sin, and to ask for the Lord’s help to believe, we will discover how eager He is to answer this kind of plea.

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Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you all.

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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