You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky. Psalm 103:5 (TPT)
Your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s (strong, overcoming, soaring)! Psalm 103:5 (AMP)
In Psalm 103 the Psalmist is considering all the wonderful benefits that come from knowing the Lord and in the process he urges us to “forget not all His benefits”. One of the great benefits mentioned is the forgiveness of all our sins. In the same verse another great benefit is healing:
He heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:3 (HCSB)
Adding to his list:
(He) redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalm 103:4 (NIV)
(He) satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:4 (NIV)
Or, as we saw in the Passion Translation, he has “supercharged” our life so that we soar again like a flying eagle. Who doesn’t want this?!
All of these benefits are undeserved and yet God graciously bestows them upon us. What we need is a greater revelation and appreciation of everything that He has done for us.
God renews. God supercharges. He renews our strength. The book of Isaiah says:
But those who wait on 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 40:31 (NKJV)
God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We are designed to be strong, overcoming and soaring. An eagle soars with perfect ease on the wind currents, soaring to heights no other bird can. Runners have a saying for finding the energy they need to finish a race. They call it finding their ‘second wind’. There is supposedly a second wind or ‘runner’s high’ that gives you a new burst of energy to finish your race. With the wind of the Spirit, you and I can spread our wings and rise above every problem and soar above the storms of life. He renews us day by day.
Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is (progressively) decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being (progressively) renewed day after day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (AMP)
We are progressively being renewed day after day as we wait on Him. We are being transformed by the renewing of our minds. We are inwardly renewed with a steadfast spirit, as the Psalmist prayed:
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (ESV)
We are constantly renewed in the spirit of our mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).
Its time to stop flapping in our own strength, and soar on the strength and power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t be grounded by adversities but let Him supercharge your life. Spread your wings. Day after day let Him sustain you and course your trajectory onward and upward.