Eagles

“Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God’?” (Isaiah 40:27)

Ever have days like that? Where you feel as if you can’t go further, have no energy, or just wan to give up? As if God ain’t paying you any attention? Ya…I feel like that a lot lately. No fun I tell you. Well, just look at the rest of the passage:

“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator
of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

“He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

“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 40:28-31)

Or, as this song puts it:

“Eagles”
by Third Day

My pain and problems keep me chained
And my troubled heart makes me weak
I’ll wait for You to comfort me
And in You I know I’ll find my strength

I will soar on the wings of eagles
I will learn to fly high above this world
And I will soar on the wings of eagles
I will learn to fly
I will learn to fly high above this world

I tremble with this heavy weight
And I’m buried underneath my grief
I’ll run to You and not grow faint

And I’ll lay my burdens at Your feet

—–

The other day, I was feeling really down, didn’t want to go to work, and life was really beating me down. I listened to this song, and something happened that don’t happen to me much lately: I felt God again. For just a moment, I literally felt as if I was “flying” (spiritually, not physically) up in the clouds with God. It was one of the most encouraging feelings. I did go back down, but with the knowledge that my life isn’t out of God’s sight. He’s still there. Still watching, protecting, interacting. I may not see Him, but He is there. I can’t think of much more that is comforting. Hoorah.

God Bless,
Pilgrim.

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