On Eagle’s Wings

rachel
by Rachel Loynes

Prayer Centre Assistant, CBN Europe

Featured Articles

Subscribe

Email me exciting news, updates and promotions.

By submitting this form you agree to the CBN Europe privacy policy.

Fly Above

Have you ever looked at a storm and wondered what it would be like to fly above it?

The closest I have been to this is when flying to another country in an aeroplane. I could see the clouds beneath the plane but the flight was unaffected by those weather clouds below and up there, above, were the bright sunshine and azure blue skies. 

Oh, how we may long to be like that eagle soaring above the Earth and watching, searching and enjoying his flight, effortlessly using the warm air thermals to glide around the skies.

The bible talks about God’s children being like that eagle,but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint,’ Isaiah 40:31. 

So often these things seem way out of reach and a bit like trying to touch that plane whilst also standing on the Earth looking up at it. 

A distant place completely out of our sphere of experience. In our own reality, life can be exhausting, depressing and wearisome but the Lord, ‘has promised good for us and his mercies endure forever’. We are asked to, ‘trust in the Lord with all our heart and do not lean on our own understanding,’ Proverbs 3:5.

Jesus didn’t promise to rescue us from all our suffering on this Earth but when He returns it will all be returned to the way God the Father originally designed it to be.

The Promises of Our God

How do we do that when all around us there is stress, pain, illness, death, fragile economies, job losses, deprivation and starvation? 

During these times of trial and suffering we must hold on to the promises of our Lord Jesus. 

Promises that may not be fulfilled on this side of heaven but will surely come to pass when we are at last with Jesus in His heavenly kingdom. A future that is steadfast, certain and sure and that cannot be taken away from us so long as we don’t let go of our faith and hope in the Lord Jesus.

We must lean on these truths through the pain knowing that these things will one day pass away and then we will be in that place where there is no suffering, no pain, no death, no tears – Oh what a beautiful future we all have as we follow our Lord. ‘For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the Earth,’ Psalm 57:10-11. 

In those darkest places of our mind and our soul, when our bodies crumble and degenerate before our very eyes, we still have a Saviour who has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.

Peace Amidst the Chaos

Jesus says, ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ John 16:33. Jesus didn’t promise to rescue us from all our suffering on this Earth but when He returns it will all be returned to the way God the Father originally designed it to be.

A beautiful place with all our cares and concerns gone for all eternity. A place where we will leave the shadowlands way behind and go onwards and upwards with Jesus leading the way, endlessly be singing praises to our God and Saviour as we recognise the goodness of God in all His glory, all His love, all of His peace, all His faithfulness. 

‘For in him and of him were all things made under heaven and earth and we will return to the place where the Lord God looked at his creation and he, ’saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31. 

Related Articles

Still in the Race

Growing Healthy Fruit

Stuck or Safe?

Embrace Your Journey

Ditch The Rotten Fruit

In The Field

Life-Giving Words

Inside Out

The God Chase

My Redeemer Lives

Love Never Fails

Love Out Of Faith

Love Rejoices In Truth

Love Hopes All Things

99-1

CBN Europe READ

New Year, New You..?

The Gift Of New

Faithful Servanthood

Childlike Excitement 2020

Distracted

Heroes

A Heart of Obedience

Heart Check

Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Fear of Death

Overcoming Anxiety

Hearing God’s Voice

Overcoming Unforgiveness

Choosing a Church

Never Silent

Vision Leaks

Sorry, Busy

Faith and the Miraculous

Grateful

Hungry?

Devoted

Fresh Start

Mosaic

Be Still

Home

Build

Valour

Hope In Action

Sync

Warning Lights

Ask

Made To Worship

Spark

The 18-Inch Gap

The Road

The Exchange

Digging Deep

Me, Myself and I

My Jesus Story

Songs That Speak

Heavenly Hiraeth

The God Who Sees

Doers of His Word

Love in the Community

Warrior, Not Worrier

Hope in the Grieving

Faith in the Darkness

Finding Your Why

The Stretch

New Beginnings

Emmanuel: God With Us

Childlike Excitement

The Heart of Christmas

Let Us Adore Him

Follow the Star

Nothing is Wasted

We Will Remember Them

Tested By Fire

How Do I Smell?

Let’s Get Talking

The Poetry of Heaven

A Life Poured Out

Prophetic Vision

7 Days Ablaze Devotional

Don’t Date A Christian

Kill the Cancer of Contempt

Help! I feel called to…

You Are What You Love

He Likes To Be Asked

Remember Who You Are

A Letter For You

We Are The Selfie

Chase Wisdom

Jesus Leadership

Give God Some Space

Choose Faith

Tear Down Those Walls

How To Handle Bad News

Get Into The Flow

The Power of Partnership

Is God Too Busy For Me?

It Is A New Day

Presents & Presence

Unashamed To Be Naked

How To Overcome Offence

Don’t Be A Pigeon!

How Do You Treat Jesus?

The Colosseum of Mercy

CBN: A Ministry of Prayer

Does God Tempt Us?

The Secret To Contentment

How Do I Pray Out Loud?

Why Should I Pray Out Loud?

Do You Believe?

“Call Me Dad”

The Pinnacle Is Praise

A Tip About Tense

When Bono Met Eugene

‘Wonder’ Review

Elohim

Get A Life!

Generous Light

Faithful Prayer

Off By Heart

Faith In The Feels

Give God Some Space

Whose New Life?

Sharing Is Caring

The God Who Renames

Whatever The Weather

“To the Mothers”

Me, My Selfie and I

Making Time for God