“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint – Isaiah 40:31
Sometimes, peace of mind may seem elusive. The problems and issues of the world dominate our minds, seep into our hearts and afflict our souls. Our past hurts and our sins plague us, and it seems as if things may never be right again. When we feel overwhelmed by the shadow cast over us, we must always remember that God is often trying to teach us that we have strength in Jesus. He is teaching us resilience; how to have faith, how to overcome, how to triumph.
In this sermon, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. gives us the example of a mother eagle teaching her baby how to fly. Sometimes the mother eagle will drop her young from her grasp, then swoop down at the last minute as it falls. Just as the eagle saves her offspring moments before it hits the earth, God looks out for us in the same way. Comfort comes in knowing that God will never leave us; nor will He forsake us in our time of need.
“When you endure difficult trials your soul should be comforted,” said Bishop Blake… “Jesus has already paid the price…God is trying to teach you how to fly. James 1 says,
‘My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.'”
What do you do when your soul refuses to be comforted? Are there bible verses that you refer to when you are feeling anxious or depressed? Please feel free to share them with others below or on our social media page, so that others may be comforted too.