There is something that comes to mind about being boxed in, surrounded on every side, not knowing what lies ahead…
Imagine how that eagle may have felt when closed up, in a deep darkness inside that box. He may have been tempted to be bitter, angry, scared, etc while inside that box.
But the box was transporting him to a new place, even better than where he had been tended to in a confining cage before. That box was his “darkness right before the dawn”. Those people didn’t put him in that box to kill and bury him — it was the only way to transport him safely to his destination.
But when life closes us up in a box, do we assume the worst or hope for the best?
When things get tough, do we assume it will destroy us, or can we hold out hope that we might soar to new heights?
If you feel like things are out of your control, if you feel trapped by today’s circumstances, if you feel surrounded with no where to turn — think of this eagle.
Remember that his freedom, his victory, his soaring high once again was only an open door away.
Dont hurt yourself flailing around because the door hasn’t opened yet. Be prepared, be ready, and get ready to soar!
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT