February 24, 2017: Day 55 – Psalm 55

There are a couple different verses in this psalm that bring thoughts to my mind.  The first is vs.6 which brings the above song to mind.  I’ll fly away reminds us that we are able to be at rest when we are in the arms of the Lord.  There is a desire to be able to have wings like a dove for the sole purpose of being able to fly away from our problems and our adversaries.

You learn pretty quickly, however, that flying away from your problems just makes those problems more ominous and more dire.  Sticking your head in the sand just gets you a sunburned back side, which is never fun.  The song, more than the psalm, reminds us that we have a promise of eternal life once this life is over.  That is a comforting, healthy thought.  

When I read vs.22 it reminds me a number of scriptures that tell us to cast our burden upon the Lord.  Check out these Scriptures and I think you will be surprised how often it is used.

Psalm 55:22,  Isaiah 41:13,  Matthew 6:25,  Matthew 11:28-29,  

Philippians 4:6-7,  1 Peter 5:7

It is a very, very common image of casting our burdens upon the Lord.  I know that I have used the image of casting our burdens at the foot of the cross and Jesus will take them up.  There is a confidence that we have as believers that God will sustain us.  We are able to cast our sin upon Jesus, and he will forgive us of them.  Throwing our burdens, our sins, our problems, our fears, our anxieties, anything which separates us from God allows us to be sustained with the promise that God will take all of these things and handle them.  I’ve got to say, that feels pretty good.

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4 Responses to February 24, 2017: Day 55 – Psalm 55

  1. Dot Rineer says:

    One of my favorite songs!

  2. Kathy Eisenhauer says:

    “I’ll Fly Away” – One of my favorite songs also! What a great feeling to know that whatever is wrong, be it a mental or physical condition that seems to burden us, when it is our time to join the Lord, we will fly high unhindered to be with Him. Our room in His house is already prepared and waiting for us.

  3. carol r says:

    This song for me ranks up there with Amazing Grace! Wonderful and inspirational.

  4. Erica Reinmiller says:

    Love this song!! I often picture our burdens as a yoke like oxen carry and how that really could weigh us down when we carry those burdens on our shoulders and back. How wonderful is it to turn those burdens over to our Lord and allow him to lift that yoke off of our shoulders. Imagine the weight being lifted away and how we could easily stand and carry on. What a blessing to cast our cares and our burdens on the Lord- what a wonderful support for us!

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