With Wings Like Eagles

I mentioned in a recent post, Waiting on God, that I was going to be writing a few posts about the magazine I received on waiting. There is a devotional in the magazine that covers chapter 40 of Isaiah, which refers to the restoration after the exile when God spoke to comfort His people. The passage reveals the power and love of God and the life He offers to us when we seek Him fully with our desires and weaknesses.The whole chapter is great, but for this post I’m just going to focus on verses 28-31

Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? The Lord is the everlasting God; he created all the world.
He never grows tired or weary. No one understands his thoughts. He strengthens those who are weak and tired. Even those who are young grow weak; young people can fall exhausted. But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.

I love the image of this verse. As humans, we all become tired, but through God’s power He gives us strength. Ultimately, His strength, which will never diminish, is the source of our strength. He gives power to us not when we have confidence in ourselves, but when we know we are weak and need Him.
How do we receive the strength? Waiting. We discover supernatural strength and joy when we resist anxiety and wait expectantly on Him. The strength that God gives us will enable us to soar above everything else or as it says in verse 31, mount up like wings on eagles. He gives us strength so we can move forward and progress in our relationship with Him.

We can put our hope in the Lord and and expect that his promise of strength will help us to rise above our trials.

We are so thankful that God knows our heart and situation perfectly. As quoted in the Ephesians verse below, the strength God gives us is the same strength He used when he raised Christ from the dead. He has done amazing things on this earth and will continue to do so for C.J and I. We are praying boldly that we can continue to remain patient as we wait for Him and we can trust He will give us strength to soar like eagles.

Psalm 37:3-7 – Trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and be safe. Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire. Give yourself to the Lord; trust in him, and he will help you; he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun. Be patient and wait for the Lord to act

Psalms 46:7-10 – The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come and see what the Lord has done. See what amazing things he has done on earth. He stops wars all over the world; he breaks bows, troys spears, and sets shields on fire.“Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world.”

Ephesians 1:17-23 – And ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe.This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength which he used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side in the heavenly world. Christ rules there above all heavenly rulers, authorities, powers, and lords; he has a title superior to all titles of authority in this world and in the next. 
  • Aspgriswold
    Posted at 01:36h, 12 October Reply

    This is a beautiful post.

  • Chrissie
    Posted at 20:01h, 12 October Reply

    I found your blog on hte ICLW list and have been reading some of your story. Know I prayed for you today. I am thankful that you can find peace in the shadow of His wings, I am not sure what I would have done without my relationship with Jesus on our journey to parenthood. My husband I walked through 5 miscarriages and were on the path of adoption when our miracle happened. God blessed us with a successful pregnancy just under a year ago and our miracle boy was born 2 months ago. Our marriage was strengthened and blessed by our waiting and even our heartbreak as we discovered that Jesus was all we had to cling to. Wishing you continued hope and peace on your journey, and trusting with you that God has a perfect plan for you and knowing His timing is Perfect.
    Chrissie x
    (The Days of our Lives)

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