From Pastor’s Desk:
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
If I had to choose two favorite verses in Scripture, after John 3:16, 17 of course, this would be one of them. Too lengthy to elaborate on here, but if you will take the time to study the eagle, the meaning of this verse will become crystal clear. The eagle can soar higher than any other bird, I have read. Suffice it to say, it can fly higher than the storm. At the first hint of a storm it will turn into it and use the winds excited by the storm to lift it above the storm where it is safe from the tumult.
We who wait on the Lord should, like the eagle, turn into the face of any storm that might assail us, and use the “winds” of the storm to propel us high above it.
Looking down upon a storm is not nearly as fearful as being in the middle of one.