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Mount Up With Wings Like Eagles

July 15, 2019


Mount Up  With Wings  Like Eagles

In this world of so many different trials and troubles,  it’s easy  to slip into feelings of discouragement.      We might feel that God doesn’t have a clue  about what we’re going through — or else  that He doesn’t care.      Some might even think  that God doesn’t have the ability  to help us.      Of course, none of that is true.

Consider the almighty power it took  to create all  of creation — from humongous stars down  to a particle of soil  that has the ability  to provide nutrition  for all the plants around us.      There is more wisdom and power there  than we can imagine.

Isaiah 40:28-31 has a reminder  for us  when we feel discouraged.      There we are reminded,

Do you not know?      Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God,  the LORD,  the creator of the ends  of the earth
Does not become weary  or tired.
His understanding  is inscrutable.
He gives strength  to the weary,
And to him who lacks might  He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those  who wait  for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up  with wings  like eagles,
They will run  and not get tired,
They will walk  and not become weary.

When we feel down and out — just tired  of struggling — we need  to go to the LORD God  who made us.      We know.      We have heard.      The LORD is almighty.      He never gets tired.      He has more understanding  about what is going on  than we can ever imagine.      So,  there’s no sense  in imagining God doesn’t understand  or care.      That would be like accusing the holy Lord of all  of something that simply  is not true.

The LORD is our only real hope  for strength.      But,  there is one condition…….      Strength for another challenge is given  to “those who wait for the LORD”.      We have to trust  God’s timing,  just because His wisdom and love  is so much greater than ours.      We can feel like we’re at the end  of our rope,  but we need to “wait for the LORD”.

It’s a challenge.      God’s way of knowing is different  from ours.      God’s people waited for thousands of years  for His promised Savior — and Jesus was sent  at just the right time,  all in fulfillment  of many different prophecies.

We might think, “Thousands of years!      Aaaach!”      But,  that’s not the point.      It’s just an example  of God putting together  many intricate details  into many different prophecies,  by many different prophets — and yet it all came true  in the one man,  Jesus Christ.      God’s way shows us  to perfection  that there is no doubt  that Jesus is the Savior  and that there is no other way  to heaven.

When God pays  that much attention  to detail,  we know  He cares about the details  in our lives, too.      So, we “wait for the LORD” patiently  and let Him give us  the strength we need  one day  at a time.

In faith  we “mount up  with wings  like eagles”  and trust  that our Lord will carry us through.      Then,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  as You care for us,  You know how  to strengthen us  in the true faith,  so that we can be pure and holy,  a glory  to Your holy name.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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