How do you “soar on wings like eagles” when it feels like you have no more strength to go on as it says in Isaiah 40:30-31? It isn’t easy. We want to give up, we want to quit and sometimes things are just too much for us to handle on our own. Let take a look at the scripture:
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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 40:30-31
Don’t rely on your own strength
Our own strength is very limited. We can only do so much before we get tired and weary and can’t go on anymore. Even though I may not like it, I have learned to thank God for those difficult moments because that is when I get to see God work the most. When I am weak, he is strong. When I don’t which way to go, he leads me. When I can no longer walk, he carries me.
I wrote this poem when I was going through an especially hard time:
Thank you, Lord for hard times
As well as good
For when things are hard
I grow deeper in faith
When things are hard or painful
Then I am made stronger
Those are the times
When I look outside myself
It’s when life is confusing
That you provide clarity
When all seems hopeless
That you give us hope
When I’m scared and afraid
You fill me with faith
When I have no answers
And don’t understand
Your Word gives me wisdom
Your Holy Spirit helps me see.
When I feel all alone
You are always there-
When I think I can’t
Go on anymore
You lift me up on wings like eagles
And give me strength
I never knew I had.
The key for me is to “hope in the Lord”. I have learned that in order to “soar on wings like eagles”, I can only do that if I am trusting in God and in his promises.
If I rely on my own strength, I will fall flat. If I rely on my own understanding, I will make mistake after mistake. If, however, I learn to let go and let God work, fully trusting him with my heart and my mind, that he will carry me. He will lift me up and teach me to fly. He will teach me to “soar on wings like eagles”.
Why do eagles soar?
Because of their large wings, it takes even more energy to fly than other birds with smaller wings. It also takes an eagle a lot of energy to fly if it is flapping its wings. Instead, they choose to soar or glide in order to conserve energy.
In the same way, When we learn to stop doing things in our own strength and instead let God be our strength, then we too will be able to “soar on wings like eagles”.
We will be able to walk much further and run without getting tired. We will be able to go further and do more than we could ever imagine because it will be God doing it in us and through us.
When you hope in the Lord and let him teach you to fly- to soar on wings like eagles- it is freeing.
The burdens you carry will fall away and no matter you may be going through, you will be able to soar.