Driving around the curve, my eye caught sight of something in the middle of the road. I quickly slowed down to allow the deer to make up his mind which way he wanted to go.
If he went one way it was level ground, but if he chose the other way he would have to jump over a ditch, climb up a steep hill and then clear the four foot fence at the top of the hill.
I was mesmerized by the beauty of those few precious moments. It seemed to me that God was speaking to me within them.
The deer looked at me, then turned. He gracefully jumped the ditch and headed up the hill. Upon topping the hill, he effortlessly cleared the fence with room to spare. It was a stunning sight.
I felt God was saying to me, “it’s going to be okay; I will give My people hinds feet and cause them to walk upon the high places, effortlessly.”
I took a deep breath, fully appreciating this impromptu lesson from the Lord.
A scripture came to mind, found in Psalm 18.
It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation.
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
You enlarged my path under me,
So, my feet did not slip. Psalm 18:32-36
In times like these we need to remember this word.
It is God who arms us with strength. It is God who goes before us and makes our crooked paths straight. And it is God who will cause us to jump over every obstacle, without effort, simply by His grace.
It is God who teaches us to war. And it is our faithful God who will not allow our foot to slip.
As I watched that beautiful animal glide over his obstacles, I was reminded, we can glide over ours as well. Even when it seems like an uphill climb. Through God we remain victorious.
I sat there for several minutes, simply taking in the reassurance of God that day.
Peace flooded my heart and I knew; everything is going to be okay. We simply need to keep our eyes on God, the author and finisher of our faith. Look only to Him and trust Him. Trust that He will surely make our feet like those of a deer. That He has given us hinds feet and will cause us to walk upon the high places, no matter where those heights take us. Thank you, Jesus,!
Meditate on this:
The Sovereign LORD gives me strength. He makes me sure-footed as a deer and keeps me safe on the mountains. Habakkuk 3:19