I want wings... you know... like an eagle

"Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:30-31

I swim almost every day. I also like to run. I also play rugby and mountain -bike semi-regularly. The thought of the Lord renewing my strength and being better off waiting on Him than relying on my own strength seems difficult to me.

But I love this picture, we will mount up with wings! Just like eagles. This is a big deal. How many times in your life have you wished that you could fly? And this is saying with the Lord we will fly. Our strength will be renewed when we are wait on the lord. You know the song "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord, as we wait upon the Lord, as we wait upon the Lord."

I want to run and not be weary. C.S. Lewis once said "“If one could run without getting tired I don’t think one would often want to do anything else.” And I agree. I want to wait on the Lord and learn to run and not be weary. Walk and not be faint.

Lord my prayer to today is for the will to wait on you, not depend on myself. I want to mount up with wings like eagles. I want to run and not be weary. I want to walk and not be faint. Be my strength.