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