So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
Search the world over and restlessness is apparent wherever one goes. Old and young are much alike in that they are trying to find stability, only to become more frustrated with each new thing that they endeavor to create or explore. Our suicide rates soar, families are broken, finances are totally out of kilter, and no one can project a solution that appears to be acceptable. Of course, the Word of God is thought to be so out of date, that few find acceptance of its teachings as a cure all, as an anchor for the soul, as a solution that should be adapted immediately.
There are multiplied reasons behind all of this. People in general have cast God out of their thinking; they have taken this old book, The Bible, and because of its “narrow minded teachings”, have said it is like the glove that does not fit. In reality, this has formed a fault not to follow the Lord and His instruction. Accountability is a has been. To take God and His Word as the standard is objectionable to the average person. The result is restlessness on the part of all.
It is described as like “the tossing of the sea”, like that of a “roving Bedouin”. It is “a moral restlessness”, and in verse 6 of Psalm 55 it says: “Oh, that I had the wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”
There is something even sweeter than that for the child of God: “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. (V22) And finally the Psalmist says: “But I will trust in you!” (V23) The equivalent of: When it is too heavy for you, roll it on the Lord. There you will find REST!