“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 40:31 NIV
It’s been said, “It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys”. The implication is that you’re circumstances are more powerful than your potential. I disagree. If you read Isaiah chapter 40, it becomes clear that God is the one who gives strength. It’s a strength of the soul and spirit, but I would argue that strength of spirit is what fuels strength of the mind and body. In Isaiah 40 we read about the power and supremacy of God; how He created and rules over all things. How He orchestrates the stars in the universe and events on earth. Then God says, “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. The will soar on wings like eagles.” The almighty God shares His power with those who hope and trust in Him. How? Through faith in Jesus. Jesus showed supernatural strength by remaining on the cross when He could have escaped. He shares that strength with you in your hard times through faith. Jesus soared from the tomb and ascended into heaven so that we could have the assurance that life eternal waits for us. Your circumstances do not control you. God gives you the strength to soar above it all through faith in Jesus. He has already won the victory over sin and death for you. No earthly event can rob you of that gift.