“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).
Have you ever watched an eagle fly? If you have, you’ve probably gazed in awe as the eagle spread its powerful wings and gracefully soared higher and higher in the sky above. The World Book Encyclopedia lists these fascinating facts about an eagle’s wings: A golden eagle has wings that span, or spread, about seven feet across. The shape of the feathers allows the eagle to stiffly spread out its wings. As the air flows easily over the surface of the wings, the eagle can glide for great distances. With help from the wind, the eagle can carry prey that weighs as much as the eagle itself weighs!
Isaiah 40:31 is talking about more than just physical, or bodily, strength. Difficult situations sometimes occur. For example, do you have a family member that’s suffering from an illness? Are things difficult for you at school? Are you struggling with a problem, and you don’t see how you’re going to get through it? God promises in Isaiah 40:31 that we can turn to Him for the spiritual strength we need to face any situation. That means if we trust and depend on Him, He will make us strong to face the problem. In fact, He promises us that we can “mount up with wings as eagles.”
God wants us to depend on Him for the strength we need to face difficult situations.
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