For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind. (Is. 40:30-31)
This is a well known piece of Scripture. It can become one of those Ya, ya, ya, kind of verses. We don’t hear the words anymore because we think we know them.
Look at it again—as if you never saw it before.
I did that this morning. And I saw … those who wait upon God will get fresh strength … and soar.
Usually I think of birds madly flapping their wings to stay in the air. And I do the same thing. I flap madly, flying in one direction and then another.
But, think about the last time you saw an eagle soar. What was it doing? When I thought about it, I realized that the eagle wasn’t doing anything at all. Its wings were basically motionless. It was resting on an air current.
Think how beautiful that eagle looked. God wants the same thing for me. Quit flapping and rest on him—then I’ll soar.