“So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
Indeed, I would wander far off,
And remain in the wilderness.”
David was facing an extremely difficult season in life. The more things began to unfold the more he desired to run away and hide. He writes of his desire to flee to the wilderness far away from the problems and the people that surrounded him. He writes of desiring to have wings that could carry him far from his problems. I don’t think the psalmist is alone in this. I know I have felt this way and have met many believers who long for a way to escape the difficulties of life. I wonder how many of us have wished for our own private get away far from the problems and issues of life? While there is no island or mountain hideaway where we can be saved from the issues of life, there is a place the child of God can run for refuge.
“Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud,
And He shall hear my voice.”
David made the Lord his hiding place. Rather than fleeing from his problems he brought them to the Lord and encourages us to do the same.
“Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”
Whatever trials you are facing that make you want to hide under the covers, flee to the mountains or even long for heaven take them to the Lord. Take them daily until the Power of God is provided to set you free or bring you through.
- In verses 1-5, David expresses great distress. Why is he feeling this way? Note verse 3.
- Read verses 6-8. What does he wish he could do in the middle of all his problems? Have you ever felt this way?
- In the midst of all of the wickedness around him, there is one thing that is especially grieving to David. Read verses 12-14. What happened?
- What is David’s way of handling all of these difficulties? Read verses 16-18 and 22.
Psalm 56- Book Of Tears
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