The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3:19
The deer, an animal way down in the food chain. Often considered as a very gentle animal, prone to attacks and associated with weakness. The species of deer referred to is the one found widely in the middle east which has some unique qualities. The natural habitat for these deer is dry, rocky, and mountainous regions.
The deer in this habitat are swift and sure-footed. It never stumbles while climbing the rocky and vertical terrain. The deer in such a hilly habitat have better chances of survival from predators and find food with these unique qualities.
As we go through our lives, we all have rocky, difficult, and painful mountains that we need to climb. We all have unique mountains to climb. It may be a failure, financial burden, sickness, fear, hopelessness, unemployment, depression, relationships, and so on.
But when the Lord Jesus becomes our strength,
We become sure-footed like the deer.
We will move swiftly and will not stumble.
The strength that He gives makes us conquerors of our situations.
We will not be afraid at the foot of the hill but we will get renewed strength to conquer it.
Today whatever may be our struggle, let us take that in His loving and powerful presence. the Lord Jesus will give us the strength to come out victoriously.