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On the Wings of Eagles

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

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Being on the back of a motorcycle gave me a great view of a majestic bird.

A large bird flew in front of us as we approached it on the road. It didn't try to outrun us on the ground or stand still and hope we didn't see it but took off into the sky without any effort. The wind was the feathered creature’s chariot, the sky her domain, and the rising sun her guidance. It flew over us and left us behind without any concern. The wingspan filled the sky as it circled overhead—its white tail shining like a beacon in the morning sky. My eyes followed the flight path as far as I could until the feathers disappeared.

I couldn't believe I had just viewed a bald eagle. The only place I had ever seen one was in a zoo or aviary. This experience stayed with me for days because it was beautiful and incredible.

When we wait on the Lord and put our lives into His hands, we can rest assured He will care for us. We can soar on wings like an eagle and look down upon life’s circumstances. When our self-effort is taken away, we can run without becoming weary and walk and not faint when life becomes difficult.

Waiting on God doesn't mean we do nothing. Waiting means we do not worry and fret until our answer comes. It means releasing our requests to the Lord and leaving them with Him. Like the eagle, our ability to mount up with wings is because we now have nothing holding us down. We are stress free and flying in joy because we are riding on His wings.

Waiting on the Lord means trusting Him. He will raise us to soar with His limitless power.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Barbara Latta

Barbara Latta’s desire is to help others find intimacy with God through a deeper understanding of the power of the Word. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites and online magazines and has stories in several anthologies. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband. Their rides inspired her book, God’s Maps, Stories of Inspiration and Direction for Motorcycle Riders. Barbara’s blog can be found at www.barbaralatta.blogspot.com. She has two grown sons and one daughter-in-love and adores being Mimi to her granddaughter.