Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

On A Wing And A Prayer

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as the eagles.

During WW II, some Allied airmen flew back to their base in damaged planes, while hoping and praying to make it, and on a wing and a prayer” become an important phrase coined by them. It was a way of describing an effort to succeed in the face of dangerous circumstances and trusting in God to make it.

The wings of an eagle is what the doctor ordered. They are for our flying through and above the storms. Eagles benefit from the storms. They fly into it and use the wind of the storm to rise higher to conserve energy from flapping their wings. Their strength is renewed from conserving. Eagles are tenacious and see far beyond what other birds can see. David’s longing for wings like a dove to fly away only taught him that what you do not deal with in the night (storm) will catch up with you in the morning. His comfort was on a wing and a prayer, Psa 55:22 “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall” (NIV) For God “…satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psa 103:5).

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