Wings Like Eagles

Father, this morning I am weary. I have no one to blame but myself – up a little later than normal last night (and not really for any good reason). And I’ve allowed myself to get into a position where I have no reserve of journal entries upon which to rely. I have enjoyed the freshness of our time together but this morning it has caught up with me. I am bleary-eyed and worn. Normally, at this hour of the morning, I am fresh and ready for the new day – a little rough around the edges on this one.

Lord, I am glad you are far above me and my weakness. I am reminded (by You I am sure!) of a beautiful passage from the book of Isaiah, a wonderful prophet of old.

Isaiah 40:28-31 reads,

28 Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

Even when we are irresponsible and silly in the way we use the time given us, Lord, when we trust in You, our strength is renewed. Your word tells me that I “will soar on wings like eagles.” I am reminded that when eagles soar they are not doing so in their own strength – they expend a fair amount of energy flapping their wings to the heights but once there they soar. They allow the thermal winds to sustain them.

Lord, may I allow you to sustain me this day. There are many more hours ahead of me, many things to accomplish, many people with whom to interact. And though I am bleary-eyed and worn, help me to rely on the One who “never grows weak or weary.” May I trust You to be the wind beneath my wings. Amen.

Mar 14th, Tue, 5:20 am