Isaiah 40:28-31
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait on 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.

This is a powerful passage of hope. What a beautiful picture – people soaring like eagles – majestic and strong and seemingly free of worry. I want to soar like an eagle … NOW! I want to have the power and strength from the Lord. I want to run and not be weary; I want to walk and not faint. Is this even possible? If it is possible, how? How do I soar like an eagle? The answer is in the longest, and maybe the most important, line of the passage – I must WAIT on the Lord, the everlasting God, the creator of all the earth who doesn’t grow weary. My hope must be in HIM. I must expect HIM to give power to me and to strengthen me. I must have patience and listen to HIM. I must understand that He will make me soar like an eagle.

While you wait on the Lord, go to and search Phil Driscoll “Wings as Eagles.” Throughout this Easter season of hope and anticipation, listen to him sing this passage.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give patience to me as I wait for you to restore me with your power and strength. In your precious and holy name.

Julie Ardis