Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Oh that I had wings like a dove....

God's Word is such a precious thing.

He brings scriptures to mind, and then uses them to speak to us.

I have had a tough few days - struggles of different types, and trials a-plenty.

This morning, this verse has been on my mind.

"Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest." 
Psalm 55:6

Oh, how this verse jumped out to me! The picture that David paints, of a bird - flying high, away from dangers or troubles below.  Soaring high, away from distress.

I would have so very much loved to have flown away, this last couple of days.  Not from my family - they have been a blessing... but from circumstances - from the fiery darts of the evil one.

I decided that I needed to read the whole Psalm, to get the full context, and how blessed I was to read it.

These 2 verses struck my heart...

"Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. "
(Verse 17)

"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
(Verse 22) 

What a blessed assurance! - I can cry aloud to the Lord - ANY time - and He will hear my cry.  He will hear my sorrows and struggles.  He will incline His ear unto my cry. He cares about my struggles.  He cares about my trials.

And then, the promise....I can throw all those burdens upon my Saviour - cast them all upon Him.  He has the shoulders to carry them, because He is GOD.  He is the Almighty One - the one who knows when a sparrow falls. 

He WILL sustain me.  He WILL give me the strength to carry on, because He IS my strength.

My strength and my song.

He will not even allow me to be moved.  To slip.  To fall. To be knocked off course.

Thank you Lord.

Thank you for lifting me up above my struggles - I don't need wings, I just need THEE.


  1. What an encouraging post, Caroline. To find our strength from God's Word is such a blessing x

  2. :) yep, and know how you feel.

  3. Beautiful - love how are loving Father tenderly cares for us.

  4. oops *our* loving Father not *are*!