I remember the first time I saw an eagle in the wild, soaring over our house. There was something so serene and majestic about that beautiful bird. I stood and watched until he or she was out of sight.
They shall mount up with wings like eagles. As I watched that beautiful creature he did not flap his wings the entire time. Not once. I watched him for a good ten minutes and he soared and swooped the entire time, catching air currents and letting them carry him. I think that’s how we should be, allowing the Lord to be our strength, letting Him carry us.
In hard times, in trying times, my strength comes from Him and Him alone. It has been a journey, but trusting Him completely gets easier the longer I walk with Him. He is the God of the universe. He calls us His children, His beloved. He doesn’t abandon us. He was with Daniel in the lion’s den. He was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace. He parted the Red Sea and led the children of Israel to safety. We may not see His physical presence but we can trust His word. He has never let me down and I know He never will.
It may feel like the walls are closing in. It may feel hopeless, but it’s not.
Daily I choose to keep my eyes on Him. Looking at what is going on around me can be scary. The disciples were terrified in the storm, but Jesus wasn’t. He was asleep. He knew they were not going to perish, that they would arrive safely on the other side; but because He loved them so much He calmed the storm when they awoke Him. He doesn’t calm every storm but we can know He is always with us.
A cornerstone was the first stone put in place when a new building was going up. It had to be true and perfect. The entire structure depended on it being exact. Jesus is my Cornerstone. He is my Rock. He is with me through every storm.
Be strong, beloved. He has been, and will continue to be, with us in this storm. Take courage!
Until next time, blessings to you!