SOARING IN THE HEAVENS OR FALLING FROM THE SKIES? There is a big difference as you know. We watch eagles and stand in amazement and we watch jets do amazing things and marvel. But when things go wrong like an eagle being shot or a jet having an explosion or engine failure the results are disastrous. And often as we reach the end of a year we often feel like a falling jet. This is often our own fault and of our own making. And sometimes it happens because of the euphoria of the season and then the letdown. Or sometimes it is the outcome of the year just past or the situation of our lives as the year ends.
But God says that we can be soaring in the heavens in the new year instead of going down in flames. Listen to what God says, “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 be faint,” (Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV).
Praise the Lord! God is on our side. God knows what weak and needy creatures we are. He knows the trials we have been through and He knows our condition. God knows when we have engine failure and when we seem to be going down in flames. But God never grows tired nor is He ever weary and He knows all about our lives and our situations. God wants to give His power to the weak. God wants to renew our strength. God wants even us old people to “soar on wings like eagles” and “run and not grow weary.” And I haven’t even found any products in the local pharmacy to help me feel like that or do that. And He promises that even the most tired will at least “walk and not be faint.” The great thing is that all of this comes about because “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” HOPE in God will produce great results and carry us through the approaching year while we “soar on wings like eagles.” Have you placed your HOPE in God for the new year that is rushing toward us? It sure beats hope in ourselves.