Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On Eagles Wings

A bald eagle soaring.
Always trust an unknown future to a known God.  ~ Corrie Ten Boom
     Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope?  You are not having a bad day, you're having a bad season.
     Your dreams have been put on hold.
     Your hands are tied.
     Your vision diminished.
     You are exhausted.
     You are the one who is sick and in need.
     The situation, not only seems to be getting worse, but there doesn't seem to be any hope of it ever getting better.  Can you relate?
     I was reading over a favorite portion of scripture, one I've read many times, when I noticed something I had never seen before.
     Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:  Who created all these?  He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.  Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.  Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the Lord, my cause is disregarded by my God." 
     What the children of Israel were saying was, "Isaiah, God just doesn't get it.  He doesn't understand my situation.  God isn't paying attention to my problem.  In fact, He didn't even notice."
     Here is how Isaiah responds:
     Do you not know?  Have you not heard, The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  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 faint. ~ Isaiah 40:27-31
      My youngest son and I saw bald eagles in the wild this past weekend.  You can read about it here.
   Our circumstances are no surprise to God.  Our God is God.   He fully understands and comprehends our situation.  He meets us in our situation.
     A friend once said, "Cheer up!  Someday you are going to die!"  He knew that our God specializes in resurrections.  He is our Creator.  He can bring new life to dead situations and dead relationships.  He can cause new love to blossom and healing to take place.
   
     Ah Lord God!  Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and out stretched arm, there is nothing too hard for thee.  ~ Jeremiah 32:17
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