We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5: 3-4
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? 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. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds on God. The storms do not have to overcome us, and swallow us up. We can allow God's power to lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds of the storms in our lives, like the Eagle. No matter what the storms bring wether it be sickness, tragedy, failure or disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm. But we have to choose to do this! We have to put our hope in the Lord!
Isaiah 40:31 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.
When you face storms in your life, where is your hope?