27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 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 40:27-31
“The trackless path of an eagle in high flight never fails to seize our attention. ‘The way of the eagle in the sky’ is one of those sights Solomon of old acclaimed as being ‘too wonderful for me.’ The soaring eagle represents healthy independence, un-intimidated courage, strong confidence, and an almost invincible determination to be different from the majority. Everyone admires those eagle-like qualities. God never planned for His people to become submerged in the slimy swamp of status quo existence. On the contrary, He is pleased to have us soar, living our lives far above the level of mediocrity. This does not mean that we shall always enjoy great success or be financially prosperous or continually healthy or free from the demands and difficulties of humanity. But it does mean that we can counteract the gravity pull of discouragement and defeat.”
Living Above the Level of Mediocrity