Most of us know the Bible character, David, who is called a man after God’s own heart. But aren’t you glad that he was “so human?” He was really no different from any of us. I love Psalm 55. David is filled with fear, anguish and the pain of betrayal. He states in verse 6 of this chapter:
“Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.” But then in the next verse he realizes what that would be like:
“Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.” vs. 7
Have you ever wished you could just fly away and leave all your troubles behind? Somehow I think they would just follow you and you’d still “wander in the wilderness” as David knew would happen to him.
After his complaining and reasoning things out, David is finally able to say,
“Evening and morning and at noon, I utter my complaint and moan and He hears my voice. He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage. (vs. 17,18 ESV).
Here’s my conclusion: don’t try to “fly away” when times get tough. Face them, admit your weaknesses, and take it all to the Lord in prayer. Because look what He promises.
“Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you: He will never the permit the righteous to be moved” (vs:22 ESV).
Pretty great, isn’t it? So, complain if you must, but NEVER give up because JESUS NEVER FAILS AND HE WON’T FAIL YOU!