TRUST in the Lord so you can soar like eagles, today’s text says to us. Why like eagles, that bird that has been a symbol of so many kingdoms through_out history? Because the flight of an eagle is powerful, swift, high, certain, and confident. When the eagle flies in ascending progress upward, it is soaring increasingly above the difficulties below, and that is what God wants for us: that, trusting in Him, we rise up in ascending progress, stronger each day, to overcome the difficulties here below with our eyes seton the glories above.
Ellen G. White wrote:
The eagle of the Alps is sometimes beaten down by the tempest into the narrow defiles of the mountains. Storm clouds shut in this mighty bird of the forest, their dark masses separating her from the sunny heights where she has made her home. Her efforts to escape seem fruitless. She dashes to and from, beating the air with her strong wings, and waking the mountain echoes with her cries. At length, with a note of triumph, she darts upward, and, piercing the clouds, is once more in the clear sunlight, with the darkness and tempest far beneath. So we may be surrounded with difficulties, discouragement, and darkness. Falsehood, calamity, injustice, shut us in. There are clouds that we cannot dispel. We battle with circumstances in vain. There is one, and but one, way of escape. The mists and fogs cling to the earth; beyond the clouds God’s light is shining. Into the sunlight of His presence we may rise on the wings of faith (Education, ch. 12, p. 118).
We may and we must. Let us rise up by faith to the presence of God so that the difficulties and challenges of life do not prevent us from flying high. He is our only way of escape. Adverse circumstances surround us, but God is greater than those circumstances. Like the psalmist, say: «Praise the Lord, my soul! He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He keeps me from the grave an blesses me with love and mercy. He fills my life with good things, so that I stay young and strong like an eagle» (Psalm 103:1—5, GNT). Amen.
«But those who trust on the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles»(Isaiah 40:31, NLT)