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.
In the lower forty-eight, it’s not so common to watch magnificent wild eagles soar, but we’re blessed up north to see them frequently – in fact, we see them nearly every day over my home. Alaska’s Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve boasts the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world.
This Bible verse paints a vivid picture comparing the lift of eagles’ wings to the strength that our love of God gives us!
The verse tells us to “hope in the Lord,” which means not only to have faith, but to listen prayerfully to God’s Word and to act in obedience and trust. When we hope in the Lord, He renews our strength, restores our energy, and allows us rest (the Lord “grants sleep to those he loves,” Ps. 127:2) Or, as my mom reminded me (in a card I taped to a door): “Before you go to bed, give God your troubles. He’ll be up all night anyway.”
Sweet Freedom in Action
Today, hope in the Lord, pray for patience and understanding, pray that you will be obedient to His commandments, and pray for the peace of mind and soul that comes from a confident faith.
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