Fly Away

In Psalm 55 David is running for his life and every day seems to be more challenging, and his enemies seem to be increasing and he writes Psalms 55:5-8;

Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
“Behold, I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness.
“I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest.”

How many times I have thought, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

But then David writes this in Psalms 55:16-18;

As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the Lord will save me.
Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,
For they are many who strive with me.

It is OK to grumble, but only to God; it is OK to complain, but only to God, He understands us, and He understands life.

After unloading on God David writes this in Psalms 55:22;

Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

For me Hebrews 4:15-16 is an awesome promise for times like now, Jesus knows what we are feeling, He sympathizes with us, understands us, and He gives us His strength to succeed.

“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

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