Earlier this week we looked at one benefit of waiting on God; our strength is renewed when we wait on Him. Who does not want to be stronger than they are? Fitness is a billion-dollar industry in the world today. There is a platform for everyone who desires to strengthen their bodies.
Isaiah 40:31 NLT says, “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” While the people who gain strength from the gym love to demonstrate their muscle tone by selecting what they wear; people of faith demonstrate their strength by what they can accomplish for God. The Bible used an eagle to describe the exploits of a child of God with renewed strength. Eagles are powerful birds that soar. Soaring is the word we use to describe how eagles fly. To soar means to rise very quickly to a high level, to glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air.
When we wait on the Lord, we are no longer working with our own strength. We are connected to our power source, and we can accomplish things that are beyond our natural ability. When we think of David as he fought Goliath, he soared on wings of eagles. In his own strength, he was no match for the giant in his path. You see, David had experiences with God in battle; he faced the lion and the bear. He rose to fight knowing that victory belongs to God; God’s power ensured his victory against the lion and the bear. When the enemy changed, he knew that he could soar and succeed. He told King Saul, “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” (1 Samuel 17:37)
Victory exacts a price. David was not victorious because he was a skilled fighter; he was victorious because he learned to tap into the power of God, the way the eagles use the wind currents and fly high in the sky. Wait on the Lord and soar high on wings like eagles.
Thought for Today: Friend, want to soar like an eagle? Wait on the Lord.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.