Isaiah 40:
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but 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.

Soar on wings like eagles…

An eagle has learned to rest his wings on the updraft that will take him higher. From a great height the eagle can see with precision that which it is hunting for. By resting its wings until the last moment, an eagle dives with great speed upon its target.

At the last moment the skilled wings are poised to slow its descent and the hungry bird is satisfied with its prey.

Ephesians 2:
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 

Waiting on God is likened to a soaring eagle. The wind does most of the work to lift the bird to great heights where it can see a great distance. There are many times in life when we need a higher view of our surroundings and circumstance. Pity an eagle that has to walk along the ground looking for its next meal. It will settle for a diet of bugs or road kill instead of fresh meat.

Waiting on God allows us to be lifted above by the wind of God’s Spirit. God wants us to share the view from above.