Have you ever watched an eagle soar? They spread out their wings and allow the winds to carry them. There’s very little effort on their part, the wind does all the work. They actually prefer to migrate during the day because they know the winds are stronger and they’ll be carried farther and closer to their destination. They can sense when a storm is coming… when the time is right, they stretch out their wings, lock them in place ..and wait. When the storm comes, the wind grabs hold of their wings and lifts them up and over the storm, and carries them. There’s no need for them to flap frantically, hide in a tree, or fear for their life because they were made to soar. It’s truly fascinating to watch.
We have the ability to do the same thing. When we sense that a storm of life is coming…and we all should know by now that storms of life are inevitable… if we prepare ahead of time by standing on a solid foundation, putting our hope in the Lord, with our arms stretched high in praise, and waiting for the right time, when the winds come, we will also be lifted up and over the storm. It doesn’t mean that the storms won’t come and they won’t affect us, it just means that they can’t knock us down or take us out. They can’t take our peace, our hope, or our joy. And when the storm is over we will be closer to our destination, just like the migrating eagle.
If you are in a place where you can see the storms brewing or you’re in the midst of one already, I encourage you to seek God & ask Him for help, He will help you. He’s so faithful. He never promises that there won’t be storms… He says there WILL be trouble in this life… but He does promise to carry us through them when we put our trust in Him.
All his promises are yes and amen!
This might sound too good to be true…but did you know that the Greek meaning of the word gospel actually means “too good to be true?” It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. I’m living proof. And what He does for one, He will do for others.
“…but 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.” Isaiah 40:31