“But they that 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
Waiting on God depends a great deal on our faith of who He is. In this text, we have a passage of Scripture in which God reveals Himself as the Everlasting and Almighty One – a God, “most-worthy” to be listened to. It then follows with the promise of divine strength and stamina. The metaphor of eagles wings implies that we should soar into the power of His presence (heavens) – and there to live where God lives and to them that wait – it shall be given.
Eagles wings are obtained in only one way – by eagles’ birth. You are born of God and you have eagles’ wings. You may not realize it and you may not have used them; but God can and will teach you to use them just as eagles are taught. The mother will push the eaglets out of the nest perched high on a ledge or tree and as they flutter and fall the mother sweeps in underneath them and carries them to the safety (Deuteronomy 32: 11). She repeats the process again and again until they spread their wings and begin to soar.
God comes and stirs up your nest. Your fears, disappointments and lack of confidence cause you to tremble (and tumble) as your strength fails… and all the while, He is spreading His strong wings for you to rest your weaknesses on and lifts you up to safety.
He only asks that you wait on Him. My soul, wait only upon the Lord!
What things do you find holding you back from soaring?
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