Psalm 18:32-33, 36 & 2 Samuel 33-34, 37…
32 God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.
God’s power gives me the strength to live a perfect life in His sight, saved by God’s grace from: the penalty of sin and the dominion of the power of sin.
33 He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. 36 You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
Later Habakkuk said; “The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.” [Habakkuk 3:17-19]
Habakkuk rejoiced in faith as he committed himself to God’s purposes and waited quietly for the promised day of distress [Habbakuk 1:5-11]. He lived in an agricultural economy and understood that he was saying that in the worst case Judah would have no food to eat [Habakkuk 3:17]. I grew up on a farm and understood what it meant be without rain. In 1952-54 there was a severe drought and times were very hard.
Yet Habakkuk said he would exult in the Lord and rejoice because his strength is from his Lord God. The feet of the hind or deer are stable, swift and agile to allow walking and running on mountain trails. God has empowered believers in Him to negotiate the hard times in life on a wide path without slipping, but with rejoicing. He keeps us from falling from the high places of honor, service, temptation, troubles and danger.
Are you walking daily in the hard places with joy?