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Waiting Through Storms of Life- The Eagle on the Mountain

Waiting Through Storms of Life- The Eagle on the Mountain

Scripture: Isaiah 40:31

“they who 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.” KJV

Reflection

Yesterday, I talked about some thrilling true-life experiences and described briefly what it’s like to experience life’s physical and spiritual storms. We will examine an illustration of the largest bird God considered Himself to be today, which I refer to as the king of all birds.

The Eagle is a bird that stands out from other birds in terms of certain traits. Although they may resemble vultures in build and flight, eagles are typically larger and more powerful than hawks, have a fully feathered head (which is frequently crested), strong feet, and enormous, curved talons. The majority of species primarily rely on live prey, which they typically catch on the ground. It’s also thought that an eagle’s wings are what give her strength.

There is much to discuss about eagles, but I’d like to focus on what happens when their wings are weakened. Anytime the eagle notices a weakness in its wing, this could be dangerous and lead to further damage if it is not attended to. In the summer, when the sun is at its highest, the eagle soars to the top of the mountain, where no other bird can fly. The eagle spreads her wings and assumes a position where the sun will directly penetrate them. It is said that the eagle engages in that practice without consuming any food or fluids for the duration of her stay in order to build up her strength. The task could be completed in a few hours or days. The eagle flaps her wings and attempts a test once her strength has returned. To demonstrate that its strength has returned, the eagle will soar higher than ever before.

More importantly, this was what Isaiah saw in this bird and said- ““they who 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.” KJV

In actuality, I feel like this is a paradox. How could one wait while simultaneously building up strength. With my years of waiting as a believer, I say this. Naturally, when you wait, your strength wanes at some point, but as you wait longer, it returns because you continue to eat from the Word of God, which sustains your spirit and keeps you strong while you fast.

What are the takeaways from this passage? Many Christians have different interpretations of this verse, but if it’s okay with you, I’ll share mine. According to His Word, the Lord will undoubtedly renew our strength as we wait upon Him. We become weary whenever our energy is depleted and isn’t replenished. We tend to faint or give up because when we are tired, performing simple tasks requires much more effort.

The promise of strength to meet our trials and temptations here and now, to resist our temptations, and to carry out righteous deeds to honour the Lord who bought us is what motivates me to implore you to wait on God through your life’s storms. This requires patience and waiting for the future glory of Christ to be revealed.

As a final thought, I would quote 1 Corinthians 4:17- “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Join me tomorrow as we examine the five benefits of fasting.

Prayer.

Dear Lord, after hearing about the Eagle today, we want to wait on you rather than attempting to find solutions that only lead to more issues.  Please help us in waiting while we regain our spiritual stamina. Amen

Please share……….

Blessings……………

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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