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
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 putting our faith in God. The storms do not
have to overcome us. We can allow the Lord to lift us above them.
God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness,
tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above
the storm. Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh
us down, it is how we handle them.