Riding the Wings of Morning

In my prayer time recently, I found myself meditating on Psalm 139:9,10 (NLT).

If I ride the wings of morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will

Bald Eagle Soaring

 guide me, and your strength will support me.
My first reading of this focused on no matter where His plan takes me, He will be with me, guiding and supporting.


Then my spirit reminded me of something our pastor said when we were thinking of moving to Texas: “If you’re going to miss God’s timing, it’s better to be behind Him instead of ahead of Him.”

And I realized that even if I were so far ahead of God, I was as lost as a goose in a blizzard, I was not alone. It might feel like it, like I’m lost and alone, without hope or anchor.

But it’s not. Because He’s still there. He’s waiting patiently for me to come to my spiritual senses, to wake up to the fact I’m living in disobedience. He’s waiting for me to recognize it, to admit I stepped out too far or I stepped out on my own strength or will, not His.

He’s waiting with loving eyes and forgiving arms.

Trees at Edge of Misty Lake Baikal



He’s waiting with His eternal patience.


He’s waiting to guide me with His hand and support me with His strength.

All I have to do is turn to Him.

How about you? Have you ever felt so out of God’s plan, it seemed like there was no way back?


5 Responses to Riding the Wings of Morning

  1. Carol McClain April 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    I don’t think we’d be human if we hadn’t found ourselves so far out of God’s will we thought there was no way back.

    I love it when we’re close enough to the center of his will that He gently nudges us back into place. I think, at the moment, this is where I’m at.

  2. Tina Boone April 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    At a difficult time in my life I had these same thoughts and focused on this same scripture. God kept reminding me that wherever I was, He would be there. It was a comfort to know my feelings and emotions could never take me anywhere He couldn’t find me, and I was glad He’d already given me a way back in His son. It just took me a while to remember it. Psalm 139 helped.

  3. Henry April 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Thank you, Tina.

  4. Henry April 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Thank you, Carol.

  5. J.A. Marx April 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Great question. A pastor said once, “If you’re not willfully stubborn, you’d have to work REALLY HARD to get out of God’s will.” Abba does an excellent job at re-directing my course when I take wrong turns. So I guess not.

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