When a storm approaches, other birds hide, but the eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher.
In Isaiah 40:31 the Bible says, “Those who hope and wait on the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like (mount up as) eagles.” The Lord can use the storms of life to help us rise to greater heights with God’s help.
The majestic eagle can teach us a lot about rising above the storms of life if we follow God’s direction. The eagle is the most extraordinary of all of the birds God created. It possesses great beauty as well as tremendous strength and skill. The eagle is also highly respected by man and is the symbol of our country.
We can be lifted up above the storms when dealing with adversity. There is a wonderful lesson for us to learn from by the way an eagle approaches a storm. When the storms of life come upon us, we, too, can rise above them by setting our minds and our hearts toward God. We can ask for God’s help to lift us above any kind of life storm.
One of the tests to our own character when facing life storms is how we deal with adversity. We can choose to fly above the storms by having insight and understanding to life’s perplexing issues or we can resign ourselves to the stresses of life by giving up and choosing to do nothing about our situation.
We were created by Divine design to grow and mature as we evolve in our human experiences called life. If we understand that life is just doing life and that you can say to yourself that this too shall pass just like any other kind of life storms, we are able to see the storm for what it is. It is just a storm and it will pass.
Soaring like an eagle does not always mean that it is in physical form. We can soar spiritually, mentally, and emotionally when we choose not to be too emotionally charged by our circumstances. There are times when the lesson is as simple as how we react to the life storm rather than the storm itself.
Shall we do our best to keep our composure when we are faced with adversity and not buy into the drama of our situation? It could be better or it could be worse, it is what it is!