Wings Like Eagles
Date: April 3, 2023
I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.
B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Word and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study and savor
S - Summarize and Share
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B (Bible Verse): Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) "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."
L (Listen): Heavenly Father, as we pray and study this verse today, we ask that you help us to trust in you and wait patiently for your timing. Renew our strength and give us the perseverance to keep running the race set before us. May we find our hope and strength in you alone. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
E (Explore): Isaiah 40 was written by the prophet Isaiah to the exiles in Babylon during the 6th century BC. The purpose of this section of the book was to encourage God's people and remind them of God's power and sovereignty. In this particular verse, Isaiah reminds the people that those who place their hope in the Lord will be strengthened and sustained.
Hope: The confident expectation and trust in the promises of God.
Renew: To exchange or replace something old or worn out with something new and fresh.
Soar: To fly high above the earth with little effort, as if carried by the wind.
Perseverance: Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Hope is an essential part of our faith. It is the anchor that keeps us grounded, even in the midst of the storms of life. When we are facing difficult circumstances, which believe me, we will, it can be easy to become discouraged and lose hope. But when we place our trust in God and hold onto His promises, we can find the strength to persevere.
In today’s verse, we see that those who put their hope in the Lord will have their strength renewed. This means that when we feel weak and weary, God will give us the power to keep going. He will lift us up on wings like eagles, enabling us to soar above the challenges that we face.
But how do we put our hope in the Lord? It begins with a conscious decision to trust Him, even when things seem impossible. We must turn to His word and remind ourselves of His promises. We must pray and seek His guidance, knowing that He is always with us.
When we place our hope in God, we can have confidence that He will see us through whatever difficulties we may encounter. We can run with perseverance, knowing that He will give us the strength to finish the race. We can walk with assurance, knowing that He will be our guide.
So today, let’s put our hope in the Lord. Let’s trust in His promises and find strength in His presence. May we soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, and walk and not be faint, knowing that our hope is in Him.
Bible Cross References:
Psalm 31:24 - "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."
Romans 5:3-5 - "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Colossians 1:11 - "Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience."
Hebrews 6:19 - "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain."