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Soar Like an Eagle – A Devotional by Helen Lesheid

You aren’t meant to be tumbling within the undertow; you are supposed to soar.


“Those that hope within the LORD will renew their power. They  will soar on wings like eagles; they’ll run and never develop weary, they’ll stroll and never be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31.

Do you typically really feel overwhelmed by life’s issues? You need to soar above them however you’re feeling your self being sucked beneath. Throughout one such time, a chaplain’s true story gave me hope.

“A buddy and I have been paddling down a river. To 1 aspect, excessive on a cliff, sat a bald eagle, its white head feathers glistening within the solar. As we watched, it soared into the blue sky, then swooped into the water, thrusting its robust talons into an enormous fish.

However then, the eagle received caught within the speeding present. Up and down it went with its beak firmly within the fish. Then each fish and eagle have been sucked beneath the water. Why doesn’t he let go of the fish, I believed why does he insist on retaining it?

 We have been startled by a commotion downstream. “The eagle,” I shouted “It’s come up once more.”

Positive sufficient, the majestic fowl had damaged freed from the fish and the lethal torrent and headed for the encircling rocks.  For a second the fowl rested within the solar preening its soggy feathers. Then it unfold its monumental wings and rose above the tree tops into the sky.

“Aren’t we like that?” the chaplain requested. “At instances we really feel sucked down into life’s raging torrents. Is there one thing that’s dragging you down? Just like the eagle who wouldn’t let go of the fish, are you  hanging onto a weight of resentment or bitterness or unrealistic expectations of what life must be like? Launch it. It’s a weight that may drag you down into despair. Let the spirit of the Risen Christ buoy you up and offer you power to rise above your circumstances.

You aren’t meant to be tumbling within the undertow; you are supposed to soar. As a result of Christ lives in you, you possibly can dwell triumphantly.”

Search me, O God, and know my coronary heart; check me and know my anxious ideas. See if there’s an offensive manner in me, and lead me in the way in which eternal (Psalm 139:23,24).

By Helen Lescheid
Utilized by Permission


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