Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Habakkuk: Hind's Feet For High Places

Habakkuk 3:19
Amplified Bible (AMP)

19 The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!

Progress in the midst of trouble...interesting thought. None of us desire a trouble-filled experience, but troubles are a part of life. If we rely upon God to be our Strength then, grace is released into that trouble-filled situation. 

Keeping our eyes open to God's acting on our behalf stimulates bravery. As we watch the Almighty God take a stand for us, courage arises. Suddenly, we aren't crouching down, curled up in a cringing ball of fear, but we stand and stand tall, knowing, seeing that the Lord is for us. Who then, can be against us?

Romans 8:31
Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]

Keeping our eyes fixated on God reveals the interaction of His angel army warring on our behalf. Why should we ever waste time fearing? Every detail in our life can and will be used for our own good. Troubling times. Devastating emotional or physical suffering. Overwhelming responsibility. These challenges don't need to be stumbling blocks. ALL of these can be the stepping stones to receiving the "hind's feet" necessary to walk upon the high places (mountains of adversity).

Abba, thank You for Your Word of encouragement! I have personally experienced Your empowerment to walk upon the high places in my life, and I am grateful!!! 

Grace, grace, grace!!! I speak grace over myself, my family, my friends reading this post. Grace is the reason we stand and walk in all circumstances. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for leading and guiding us on the path You desire. In Jesus' name, AMEN!!!

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