High Above the Storm

Anneta Pinto

“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 40:31).

Eagles are large, powerful birds with incredible eyesight, which allows them to see prey from very long distances away. They are ranked at the top of the food chain and make their nests in tall trees or on high cliffs, which is well out of the view and reach of other animals.

Isaiah made reference to even young men growing faint and weary and falling due to exhaustion (Isaiah 40:30). But it is in waiting on God, that causes us to develop the strength and stamina of an eagle. Paul also reminded us that God has, “raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). Our seating with Christ Jesus, “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:21).

Our positioning offers a privileged vantage point and changes our perspective from surface level thinking, to seeing in the realms of the spirit. Knowing who we are, the authority that we have in Jesus Christ and our place in Christ, takes our focus off the tests and trials. God has put all things under the feet of Jesus and as we are seated with him, all things are under our feet (Ephesians 1:22).

We have to maintain our eternal perspective and keep our eyes above the challenges. Stay seated near Jesus with the devil and his agents under our feet.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.

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