Soar On Wings Like Eagles
Date: January 16, 2023
Bible Scripture Verse – Isaiah 40:31
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.
Listen for God’s Voice
Heavenly Father, please open my heart and mind to the truth of this verse. Help me to understand its meaning and to trust in your strength and provision. Give me the courage to walk and not be faint, to run and not grow weary, and to soar on wings like eagles. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Explore History – Who wrote it, when and to what audience? Key people in the story?
The Book of Isaiah is said to be written by Isaiah, who was a prophet that lived in Jerusalem during the 8th century BC. It’s a collection of prophecies and messages from God, delivered by Isaiah to the people of Judah and Jerusalem. Isaiah served as a prophet for 60 years.
Study and Savor – Key Words
"Hope" - the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best; a feeling of trust
"Renew" - to make something new or fresh again
"soar on wings like eagles" - compares the strength and endurance of those who hope in the Lord to the strength and endurance of eagles
Summarize and Share
What a great message of hope and encouragement, reminding us that when we put our trust in the Lord, He will renew and strengthen us. We will have the ability to endure difficult situations and to keep going even when we feel tired or overwhelmed.
When we are facing a challenging task or situation, instead of feeling burdened by it, we need to put our trust in the Lord and trust that He will renew and strengthen us. If we do, we will have the ability to endure and overcome it, just as an eagle can soar effortlessly through the sky, without even thinking.
I encourage you to use this verse as a reminder to put your trust in the Lord and to rely on His strength and provision in difficult situations. Repeat it to yourself as a reminder that you can endure and overcome anything with the Lord's help. Take a minute and meditate on this verse and ask the Lord to renew and strengthen you in the face of any challenges you may be facing.
Bible Cross Reference
Hebrews 12:1-3 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
Psalm 46:1 - "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
2 Corinthians 12:9 - "But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."