We have been going through a rough time lately here. Oh man, I know life is hard but seriously this is HARD. Yet, we thrive. How is that even possible? It is only with God. I do not even know how anyone can survive the downpours of life without Him. It gives me great compassion for them-the kind that makes you want to shout it from the roof tops. Can you hear me?
Well, because we have been entrusted with some really hard paths, I have found great comfort in a little tiny book in the Old Testament. It is called Habakkuk. During his time, God's people were going through a really rough time. God was allowing discipline. Habakkuk could not understand it so he and God have a conversation about it. A very straight forward and honest conversation. I just love it.
The book ends with Habakkuk stating, "The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights" Habakkuk 3:19. I just love this. If you are going through a rough time what do you make your strength? It is so important that it is found in the unchangeable and loving God we serve.
Then the best part is demonstrated how God gives strength. He makes our feet like deer feet. Think of how graceful deer are. Can you imagine them running and jumping in their swiftness. Even so as they climb higher and higher. Not one foot slips. They are naturals at it. God is training us through these rough times to continue the journey with swiftness and gracefulness even in the tough spots. He is our strength and will get us through. Not by escape alone, though sometimes that happens, but by training us to go through it. What a wonderful thing God does.
So if you are going through a rough time remember this verse. God is good and will always get us through.