“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”- Isaiah 40:31
Charles Stanley loves to photograph eagles because they are beautiful as well as extremely interesting to watch. Dr. Stanley marvels at the wonderful way the Father has created eagles to traverse the sky. In Chapter 7 (“The Joy of Waiting: Reaping the Rewards”) of Waiting on God, the author observes that eagles would tire quickly if they relied on their own power to say aloft. They wouldn’t travel as far.
Instead, eagles ride air currents to move effortlessly through the sky. Just as the wind current carries the eagles, our trust in God carries us through every trial and delay. When we attempt to use our own power to accomplish our goals, we experience a feeling of “utter, internal exhaustion.” Dr. Stanley explains that, just as eagles wait for the right air current, we need to wait on God:
“When we wait upon God, He will become the powerful current beneath our wings- lifting us to new heights, supporting us in the journey, and taking us to our desired haven.”
Today’s question: What Scriptures have been instrumental in strengthening your resolve to wait upon the Lord? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “The best is yet to come”