But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
Eagles know when a storm is coming, but they do not try to outrun it. When the storm comes, they turn into the wind, spread their wings and use the wind to lift them above the storm. The Bible here says we can mount up with wings as eagles. We do not need to fear storms, run from storms but face them to bring glory to the Lord, and it is not always the big battles that cause us trouble. It is the little ones. We are running late for work and cannot find the keys, or traffic on the way to work (these are a couple of situations that can get my goat but each person is different). Hard days at work, uncooperative kids at home, and the stress of day-to-day life can be enough but we can have strength to deal with all life’s trouble. We need to wait upon the Lord. I know it is easier said than done, especially in today’s I want it yesterday mentality. That is not how God works. God speaks of Himself as One who never tires or sleeps (Isaiah 40:28-30; Psalm 121:4) He is the one that increases our strength but we need to wait, to be still (Ps 46:10-11). We need to take time out of our so busy schedule and just sit before God. Pray and read His Word. Meditate on the Bible. This is a lost art, but necessary. By taking time to meditate on what we read we give God a chance to teach us on what we have read. Read the verses below. Take some time (even ten minutes can help) and thing about what each one is saying:
- Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. –Ps 46:10-11
- Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:-Isaiah 40:28-30
- Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.-Psalm 121:4
Remember when the next storm comes, God loves you, He cares and He can give you strength to endure.