fearfully and wonderfully confident
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
these verses give me liberty to be poetically in love with The Lord, which is much of the reason i titled this devotion "confident." i have always liked extreme elaborations and detail while reading. if a story lacks this kind of substance, it is difficult for me to keep interest. even if it is something very whimsical, if it ties in with the context and embellishes the feelings of the author, i'm smitten with it.
i always love reading the Bible, but this verse does that for me.
the last couple verses have been the Psalmist pondering the God he cannot escape from. with a sort of "i surrender" attitude he said "where can i go?... where can i flee?... you are in the heavens and hell..." it sounds blessedly defeating, and wholly humbling.
but this verse reveals a bit of a puffed-chest version of our Psalmist's heart. suddenly he doesn't think of the things he cannot do, but the things he can.
if i rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea.
rise on wings of the dawn.. to settle on the sea..
these are things we are not really attainable, but the Psalmist mentions them because they are reminiscent of the endless power and love of our Lord. He can lift us up into the very essence of the morning. He can plant us firmly on flowing water. He can do these things, and so we can know that no matter where we are, or what we attempt, He is with us.
many do not believe in the supernatural parts of the Holy Word, but i do. i believe God has done what He says He has done, and so, i have a fearful and wonderful confidence in Him.
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