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God Promises to help us Fly

Isaiah 40:27–31 (CEV)

27 You people of Israel, say, “God pays no attention to us! He doesn’t care if we are treated unjustly.” But how can you say that?

28 Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? The Lord is the eternal God, Creator of the earth. He never gets weary or tired; his wisdom cannot be measured.

29 The Lord gives strength to those who are weary.

30 Even young people get tired, then stumble and fall.

31 But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like ; they will walk and run without getting tired.

A man found his seat on a plane and was surprised to see a parrot in the seat next to him.

After they were airborne, the man asked the flight attendant for a cup of coffee. The parrot squawked, “And get me a soda now!” The flight attendant, a bit flustered, returned with a can of soda. The man said, “Um, could I please get that cup of coffee?” The parrot yelled, “And get me another soda, you slowpoke!” The flight attendant, visibly shaken, returned with another soda, but still no coffee. The man decided to use the parrot’s approach. “I have asked you twice now for a coffee. Go and get it, or I’ll make a scene!” Suddenly, both the man and the parrot found that they had been pushed out of an emergency exit. Hurtling downward, the parrot turned to him and said, “You know, for someone who can’t fly, you complain too much!” (1)

God promises to help us fly. There are times in our lives when the only solution is to fly—to rise above the problems of life and soar over them. God wants to make eagles out of us, but sometimes we prefer to crawl like ants. What a tragedy!

God can lift you above those difficult circumstances that have trapped you. This doesn’t mean you ignore them or forget them; it means that you rise above them and get a heavenly perspective. You can rise above when you see the problems as God sees them.

It's snowing outside my window today. Now, that snow is going to cause all types of problems. Car accidents, school closings, slick sideways, work to shovel it away, and all sorts of issues. It’s just not going to be fun. How an adult sees snow and how a kid sees snow is entirely different. Kids see a day off of school and an opportunity to build an igloo. Adults see it as a big inconvenience.

You see, how we view the snow determines the level of frustration we are going to have with it in our lives. If we remind ourselves that it won’t last forever, we rise above it and don't allow it to determine how we respond.

It’s the same way when difficulty comes our way. All problems are temporary. Our perspective determines how we respond.

The Bible reminds us that our troubles won’t last forever.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT)

17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

We have a hope that in the future things can be different. Whether that's in this life or the next. An eagle can fly miles high up in the sky—when they do that, the things on earth look much smaller. When we have a heavenly perspective our current problems actually can look much smaller too. Keep your mind on your hope in the future that things will get better.

God promises to make you fly. Of course, if you don’t know Christ as your Savior, you cannot claim this tremendous promise. If that’s the case, your first step is to bow before Him and give your heart to Him by faith.

Galatians 2:20 (CEV)

20 I have died, but Christ lives in me. And I now live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me.

Can we honestly say that we have entirely surrendered to Christ? The only way to fly is to die. Die to our own will and seek His will with all our heart.

Then you can ask God to make you fly, and He will lift you above and provide you with victory. He does that because, with Him, you see things differently. The problems you face aren’t as big because you have hope for future glory.

Don't give you! Rise above your circumstance by trusting God to help you fly. Allow the word of God to change your perspective. When you see things the way God sees things you will rise above and fly like an eagle.

(1) Fun Jokes: More than 500 Squeaky-Clean, Laugh-Inducing, Stress-Relieving Jokes for Everyone (1. Airplanes)


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