Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ride the Wings of Morning

by Henry McLaughlin @RiverBendSagas

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 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, 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 my own will, not His.

He’s waiting with loving eyes and forgiving arms.

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.

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

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Henry’s debut novel, Journey to Riverbend, won the 2009 Operation First Novel contest. 

He serves as Associate Director of North Texas Christian Writers. 

Henry edits novels, leads critique groups, and teaches at conferences and workshops. He enjoys mentoring and coaching individual writers. 

Connect with Henry on his blogTwitter and Facebook.


  1. Love this, Henry. He's always there for us . . . no matter how far behind or ahead we are. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Darlene. I'm glad this post blessed you.
      Merry Christmas

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I have been out of His will. I am thankful He gently gets me back on track. Have a Merry Christmas Henry.

  3. Thank you, Cherrilynn. I know I must have Him shaking His head sometimes, yet He is faithful to protect me and wait for me to come back.
    Merry Christmas.

  4. Thank you! I've stepped out in some things lately that seemed insignificant and I did them without a lot of prayer and forethought, only to end up with a mess. The Lord is showing me that I need to be quiet and wait on Him in EVERYTHING--pray, listen, obey. You just confirmed that for me. :)

  5. Hi Jennifer. Thank you for sharing. I so love His patience when I step out without Him and make a mess. He is so gracious to help me clean it up.
    Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you for the message the Lord put on your heart. One I need to hear. Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas, Marjorie. I'm blessed my article ministered to you.