Read: Isaiah 40:30-31

An eagle can detect in advance when a storm is approaching. It would fly to higher altitudes and wait for the winds to approach. And when the storm descends, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind would elevate it above the storm. Isn’t it wonderful that God has created such a bird? The eagle does not escape the storm but sails above the storm. Those who put their trust in Jesus will renew their strength like an eagle. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isa. 40:30-31).

When storms of adversity approach us, we must put our trust in the Rock, Jesus Christ. We must be vigilant of the adversary (the devil) and set our hearts and minds towards God. God will lift us up. The trials that we face in our life help us in our walk of faith. Paul wrote to the congregation at Corinth, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:17). When King David was faced with adversities, he said, “It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places” (Ps. 18:32-33).

God wants us to overcome our battles by putting our trust in Him alone. He wants us to use these difficulties for our own gain to help us to be mature in the Lord (James 1:2-3). It is God who equips us to fly high like an eagle. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

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