“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 40:31/NIV
Recently my wife and I completed a hot air balloon ride in the Charlottesville, Virginia region, which abounds with beautiful landscape and scenery! On the day of the launch, it was interesting watching and listening to the aeronaut (pilot) as she ensured the weather and conditions would be optimal for the flight. She went through her typical pre-flight routines, and everything looked good, and we launched! During the pre-flight wait, there was some nervousness, and I wondered if the balloon would fly as planned and if we would be safe!
Considering the construction of a hot air balloon, defying gravity and gliding through the air does not appear demanding. The hot air blown up into the canopy of the balloon with the proper engineering and design can lift appropriately sized loads effortlessly. A lengthy and effortless flight is anticipated if there are no mechanical failures. I suppose the threat of foul weather could be a draining concern for an aeronaut! Being caught off-guard with disastrous conditions could result in worry, weariness, and much fatigue! An aeronaut’s potential dilemma could resemble unforeseen problems anyone may go through in life.
Isaiah 40:31 is a favorite biblical passage I have committed to memory and often meditate upon and recite when feeling discouraged. We all go through draining and frustrating seasons and are left with little hope. On such occasions, it would be easy to quit the demanding and burdensome task that brings us down and walk away. However, while seeking to complete the work the Lord has placed before us to do, quitting is not an option! We must find energy, strength, and hope to continue and achieve success!
The Bible tells us that as we hope and trust in the Lord, a positive difference will happen! We can run the marathons of life and not become exhausted. We can walk through miserable conditions and circumstances but still have stamina and energy. Soaring on wings like eagles, now that makes you think! Flying high in a hot air balloon can expose a person to new heights and a lofty feeling! But, nothing compares to soaring on wings like eagles enabled through trust and strength that comes from Christ Jesus, our Savior, and Lord! Amen!
Many blessings to you!
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