Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3.17-19
Two days ago we watched a young buck roam around our backyard. My cat, TJ was in awe. He eyed the buck while the buck watched him. I am sure they were both wondering “what is that funny looking thing?”. It was fun to watch.
The above scripture came to mind. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. That buck knew he was being watched but he was sure footed and confident. He walked around like he owned the backyard. He definitely did not know who lived inside, did he? He would have run for his life.
These were new heights to him. He was exploring and finding new food sources. It was good.
As I run, I want to have the Lord’s strength and confidence. I want to be sure footed as I go. I want to own the road I run and shine with His strength. I pray the Lord continues to show me His hand in everything around me…even the standoff between TJ and the deer.