Do you know that feeling when you are high up and overlooking everything? It usually takes you a hike or some sort of ride to get you up to that kind of view. When ever I hike up a tall mountain with a high altitude I feel accomplished, proud, and very much tired, but so worth it!
Eagles can fly up to 10,000 feet which is the length of our The National Mall.
Can you imagine flying that high? It would be really scary, THRILLING, but limitless, and freeing. How could you think about anything else, but that feeling?! In Isaiah 40:27-31
They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.
We hear this verse a lot as Christians, but have we grasped this yet fully? Because I am starting to get that picture of how much God wants to help us. Isaiah was speaking to the people of God and they could not grasp it either:
Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded (ignored) by my God”?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength
When things are hard. When life doesn’t go as planned. When hard situations and long suffering is present. How many times I have heard this verse and the reality of it faints away when I loose my strength, when I let doubt come, and fear takes place. How simple the words “Help me God,” can be like bricks to pray when I need to say it. How many more times does my Heavenly Father have to remind me that He is the answer to help? How these verses could easily save me so much sorrow and trouble. Believing it could easily turn my morning into dancing, but instead I choose to put on rags; instead of glory, and neediness; instead of victory.