On Eagles Wings Quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
Updraft: They Will Soar On Wings Like Eagles
There is a verse in the Bible that gives many people hope and faith in God during times of trouble and distress. This verse is a wonderful illustration of how a person who trusts in God can overcome any obstacle in his or her path, even to the extent of being carried away as a slave to Babylon as was the nation of Israel! The time in which the Book of Isaiah was written was a turbulent time for the broken nation of Israel. It is stated in the first verse of the Book of Isaiah that he prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah or Azariah , Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah Isaiah Uzziah reigned fifty-two years in the middle of the 8th century BC, and Isaiah must have begun his ministry a few years before Uzziah's death, probably in the s BC. Isaiah lived until the fourteenth year of Hezekiah who died BC , and may have been contemporary for some years with Manasseh. Thus Isaiah may have prophesied for as long as sixty-four years.
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary., This passage is infused with the riches of hope and inspiration. It has been the foundation of thousands of sermons and hundreds of songs.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. We use them at graduations or to encourage our weary friends and family. In the midst of this fear, the Lord used this powerful analogy to remind His people to have hope. So what does it look like to soar like eagles? Practice the art of waiting. Waiting is an art seen throughout Scripture. The Lord is not slow 2 Peter