They say an eagle returns to its nest when wounded. In this safe place of rest, it lies on its back with open wings and faces the sun. When healing comes, the mighty eagle rises up with outstretched wings…free once again to soar towards the heavens.
I once had the privilege of owning and operating a beauty shop in my home. My clients often became good friends. We were sisters in community…wanting change on the outside—needing to be valued and loved on the inside.
After seven wonderful and fulfilling years, all came to a halt. My doctor said I had Epstein Bar Disease, better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had to close my business in order to get well.
My home became the sacred nest I needed during this interrupted season of my life. At the same time, I missed friends and acquaintances. Within weeks, I lost all sense of community as solitude turned to loneliness.
Yet, in the days and months ahead, I grew to love the quiet. I met God every day in my safe place of rest. I pictured myself being held in the arms of Jesus as I waited for strength to return.
One of my favorite bible promises became my meditation and prayer.
“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.” (Isaiah 40:31 NASB).
During my time of bible study, I discovered four biblical principles I would love to share with you.
1. To wait on the LORD does not necessarily refer to a set time—
but a heart attitude of trust set upon God. (Proverbs 3: 5, 6).
2. To wait on the LORD suggests a strong expectant faith,
knowing God is able to help in times of need. (2 Corinthians 12:9).
3. To wait on the LORD is to hope in God’s strength, not our own. (Isaiah 40: 28.29).
4. To wait on the LORD is to trust in the character of a loving God
who sent Jesus to redeem and restore that which was lost. (Isaiah 43:1)
Are you wounded or weary from the hard curves life threw at you?
If so, run to Jesus!
Wait in His presence. Leave your wounds and weariness behind. Rise up…refreshed and renewed with spirit wings like an eagle.