“Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer.
Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer.
Though there’s one motor gone, we can still carry on,
Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer.” ~ The Song Spinners
Every time my husband Steve and I fly, the seats allocated to us are positioned by the wing of the aeroplane. I once asked Steve why he thought this was and he replied “maybe because we live our lives on a wing and a prayer!”
‘On a wing and a prayer’ is defined as “an effort to succeed in the face of difficult,or dangerous circumstances and hoping that God will be on your side”.
I thought it was great that God gave us these reminders every time we fly!
“The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love” Psalm 147:11
“…hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,who has been given to us”. Romans 5
God obviously got tired of reminding us because on our return trip we sat way back from the wing of the plane!
I think He needed to point out to me that there is no need to live our lives ‘on a wing and a prayer’…’hoping that God would be on our side’.
If you are a Believer there is no winging it! There is no hoping that God will be on our side!
Instead there are the sure and steady promises that God, Himself, has given to us and the knowledge that God is on our side.
He has promised that His grace is sufficient for us – 2 Corinthians 12:9
He has promised that He will supply all our needs – Philippians 4:19
He has promised that all things work together for good for those that love Him – Romans 8:28
He has promised us that His plans for us are for good and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope – Jeremiah 29:11
He has promised that we will not be overcome by temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13
He has promised us eternal life – John 10:28
So from now on I will not be living ‘on a wing and a prayer’ anymore. I will be living in the knowledge and assurance that God is always with me, always caring for me, always loving me.