Soaring Through Life
Those who wait on 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
Recommended Reading – Exodus 19:1-4
Robins and sparrows fly. But when you look up and see an eagle or a vulture floating high above, you’re looking at a bird soaring. Yes, the eagle has to do some flying in the beginning, but eventually it connects with the thermal updrafts and taps into their power. The difference between flying and soaring is relying on a source of power beyond oneself.
The majesty of the eagle was noticed by the Old Testament writers as a symbol of strength and ability (Deuteronomy 28:49; Psalm 103:5). Isaiah thought the eagle was the perfect metaphor for the person who gained strength from God. The person who waits on (depends on, trusts in) the Lord will find the strength to “mount up with wings like eagles.” By definition, soaring means to be far above the problems of life; it means seeing what’s happening on earth from God’s perspective. With soaring comes understanding; with understanding comes patience and contentment.
If you are flying by your own strength today, wait on the Lord. Rise up with His power and gain His perspective on your circumstances.
Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.
D. L. Moody