If the birds in the sky receive an endless supply of God’s strength, then surely He will provide it for us.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from the beginning, that the everlasting Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth does not grow tired or weary.” Isaiah 40:28
“Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31
Isaiah points to the truth of God’s omnipotent strength in the lives of His creation, ourselves included. Pastor Robert J. Morgan shares how a modern scientific understanding points to God’s care in creation.
“We now know that rising up from the surface of the earth there are thermal columns of hot air and it helps regulate our weather. Eagles, hawks and other soaring birds know how to find these thermals and they don’t have to flap, sputter and work hard to try to fly. They just stretch their wings out over these columns of rising hot air and it lifts them higher and higher – it’s like an elevator.”
Just as soaring birds rise up in the sky, we can be renewed by God’s strength and rise up spiritually.
“It’s a wonderful picture in life of us finding those promises of God that meet our condition. We spread the wings of faith over them, and the updraft of the Holy Spirit just lifts up and we are renewed. Our strength is renewed like an eagle.”
It’s important to rely on God’s strength at all times, especially in our weaknesses. Pastor Morgan describes how he clings onto the promise of God’s strength in his own life.
“I have panic attacks that I battle with, but if I can find a promise of God, and I can always do that if I go into the Bible, and I just stretch out the wings of faith over that promise, then the updrafts of the Holy Spirit renew my strength. That is what Isaiah was talking about.”
Even if our strength is small, it doesn’t mean that we can’t experience renewal and refreshment.
“Even if we don’t have a whole lot of strength, our strength is in the Lord and He will enable us to do the work, better the load and have joy in our hearts.”
We can learn more about God’s endless supply of strength from Deuteronomy 33:25,
“‘Your strength will equal your days.”
Pastor Morgan encourages us to rely on the promises of strength found in Scripture.
“God will never allow us to have a day in which the work that He has assigned, or the burdens that He has allowed, is greater than the strength that He will impart.”
Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee where he has served nearly 35 years. He’s a best-selling and Gold-Medallion-winning author with more than 35 books in print and more than 4 million books in circulation.The strength of God