The Lord your God is like a wise and mighty eagle that prepares you to fly to great heights in this life if you just accept the trials He allows you to go through. Illustratively, prescription both a mother or father eagle will do daunting things to prepare their young for adulthood. For instance, when young eaglets are ready, they are taken from the nest to great heights and dropped in mid-air by their parents. They fall, flapping their wings and screeching as loud as they can in panic, and only when they get within a few feet of the ground below does the parent eagle swoop down and save them from disaster. After a return to the nest, with a brief rest, and a loving nudge, the whole process begins again until they fly on their own. If the parent eagle did not do this, then the young eaglets would be content to stay in their nest the rest of their lives, and never become who or what they were intended to be.
Therefore, when God allows trials in your life that seemingly damage you, or in your eyes destroy you, does He not sweep down and save you at the last minute too? And does He not fly you back to the nest where you can rest and recover? Yet soon after, you are taken out again and dropped.
What is that you screech when He drops you? “Why me? Oh Lord, why so many trials?” He wants to help you become what He has always intended for you to be, a child of His who can fly by faith over all circumstances of this world, whether good or bad.
You may say, “It’s too late for me; I have fallen so many times before that every part of me is too broken to try and fly again.” Really! Well not according to God, for He makes it His fulltime business to rescue, repair, and rest you, before dropping you again until you fly.
So get ready for a possible drop, for God never gives up on you and wants you to fly more than anything else. Remember it’s never too late from His perspective to become exactly who and what God wants you to be. Never!
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who respect Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” Psalm 103:12-14
“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I have hope in Him.” Lamentations 3: 22-24
“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3: 12-14