Life can be wonderful. To live on a world like ours, with all its wonder and complexity and joy, is a great gift. But sometimes life doesn't seem like a gift. Sometimes it can feel like an empty, friendless place.
Jesus said, 'Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.' God knows when we fall, and His will is to lift us up again. Perhaps you were flying high and - boom! - life knocked your wings, and you were left in the cold. A mistake. A secret. A betrayal. An illness. A death. Life has a funny habit of stealing the wind beneath our wings. Sometimes we even feel so wing-clipped, we can't ever see ourselves in the sky again. The past plus our fear keep us on the ground.
God's an expert at throwing birds back into the sky. Simon Peter's wings were clipped by guilt and regret. He denied Jesus three times. God restored him to his destiny - Peter's faith (yes, faith! despite the fact he'd doubted so much!) became the rock the church was built upon. Jonah fell through disobedience. His destiny was returned when he finally called Nineveh to repentance. David's plunge to the ground occurred because of his wandering eye. But he recovered from the Bathsheba episode to be forever known as 'a man after God's own heart.' The battle isn't over your past, it's over your future. God isn't looking to point the finger today; He's looking to restore your destiny. He wants you to fly again.
So what now? God saw you when you fell. Pray, seeking Him, and you'll find the wind beneath your wings.
Soulfood : Ezek 43-45, Mk 15:1-15, Ps 139:1-6, Prov 15:25-27