But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
This is not referring to the Philadelphia Eagles as an example , but they are ok as well. But the wonderful creation that is uniquely designed by God. When this awesome specimen mounts up, the bald eagle can reach speeds of up to 100 mph, they cruise about around 65 mph. They climb up to around 10,000 ft. and soar for hours, this is some serious sustaining power.
God frequently uses other members of his creation to teach us various lessons. As a loving father was reassuring His children, the Israelites, that he was with them and encouraging them to continue in their journey. What can we learn from this challenge?
Wait upon the Lord: This is being resolved; making a choice to patiently walk through life in way that gives God the glory and space to workout His divine plan in our Lives. Bearing our cross, He will sustain us within the journey.
Shall renew their strength: Increasing faith is developed as we prove tried and true. We began to stand firm; this is essential when feeling overwhelmed by the trials of life; allow God to continue His graceful work and we shall be more than conquerors. News Flash: This is all temporary anyway!
They shall mount up with wings as eagles:
Our souls, our thinking, our perceptions, our actions, our values will soar like an eagle above all these worldly/carnal realities. An eagle is not moved by all the troubles on the ground level. He flies most strongly, swiftly, and high, out of the reach of all danger. Let us watch over and not engage against unbelief, pride, and selfishness.
They shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint:
This is the result of the previous conditions working together in harmony. Paul so elegantly mentions,“ But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-10)
The Jews waited thousands of years for their Savior and we have Him. Let’s not take that for granted and mount up and live as the Eagle lives, freely above reproach.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and a full time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “Truth offends everyone outside its definitions. But the irony of truth is that the greater its potential for offense, the greater its potential for giving hope.” ~ David Jeremiah
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them. ~Psalm 34:6-7