Aging On Wings Like Eagles

August 30, 2020
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Isaiah 40:31 – 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. (NIV)

Watching our babies take their first precarious steps is exhilarating, but emotions run deep when tiptoeing around the delicate topic of aging! If we trusted in Scripture, we would be entering this new era on wings like eagles. Instead, many over 50 wonder if their identity flew the coop somehow. They wonder, "Who am I?" and "Where do I go next?" Retirement and changes in health often cause seniors to mourn the status that they were once invested in.

Epicurus, the philosopher, concluded, "No age is too early or too late for the health of the soul." He believed the more that we realize our value is not based on a job title or beauty, the happier we will be.

C.S. Lewis invited us to search the soul in depth, writing, "As long as you are proud, you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you."

The wealth of our past experiences and education leaves us with a bounty of knowledge and resources to share. Remember, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." – Les Brown.

Now is the season to be thankful. For God is with us and promises His continued love and concern for the elderly. He reminds us, "I will be your God throughout your lifetime — until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you." (Isaiah 46:4 NLT)

And in today's verse, He promises those who put their hope in the Lord that they "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."

Prayer: Dear Lord, may we cling to this verse from Isaiah and be thankful for Your loving care. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with all of you. (NIV)


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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen, Lois.


    So true, Lois. Thanks, and God bless!


    Thank you for an encouraging devotional.


    What a beautiful, encouraging devotional, thank you.


    Thank you for these encouraging words for us older folks.


    Thank you for sharing this encouraging devotional with us. This was my ordination verse so it’s very special to me. Blessings.


    Dear Lois:
    And may His peace be with you as well.
    May He bless you always with all you need.


    Dear Lois,
    Thank you for your very encouraging devotional as we soar with God to new adventures and experiences.


    Thank you, Lois.
    This devotion really reminds me where we and our community are.
    Thanks again.


    O how WELL-SAID (and needed), today, Lois. Thank you. Epicurus also said: “Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.”
    I am going to forward your lovely words around my world.


    Greetings Lois,
    Thank you for this encouraging devotional today. That verse of Isaiah 40:31 is one to reflect on with great reassurance for sure.
    Blessings for the writings you do for the devotionals.
    (B.C.)


    Good one Lois. I believe that as we keep learning to do new things and take on new challenges that the Lord lays before us, age becomes irrelevant. And we need not fear as He will never ask us to do anything that He will not supply the wisdom and strength to do. So let’s go for it!
    Blessings.


    Good morning Lois
    Thank you for the scripture verses you used today. They were what I really needed to hear even down to the white hair.
    I believe this is God’s plan for us to move at this time, something I used to think about but too many obstacles but it is like those He has taken care of.
    Thank you for these scriptures again and yes definitely hold on to Is. 40 v 31!!!
    God bless.


    When I’m feeling stiff and sore, I sing to myself the song based on that verse.
    They who wait upon the Lord…
    Helps a lot.

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