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.
I have been writing lately on the sovereign strength of God and our dependence upon Him to meet and defeat that which the world throws at us. Circumstances and events come at us one right after another it sometimes seems. That’s when things get overwhelming. Feet like deer’s feet and make me walk on my high hills, portrays the strength and the confidence that the Lord imparts to believers. We have confidence that God will protect us and remove any fear of disaster, so that we may withstand the adverse conditions of this life.
Why have I written on the power of God’s strength and our need to grab a hold of it these past few days? First, I’ve needed it. Second, we are in this life together and the living in this world is not getting any easier.
Confidence in the power of God removes fear and fear keeps us from fulfilling the will of God in our life. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.” (Psalm 46:1-3 NKJV) Scripture stresses that ultimate security is to be found only in God himself.
God gives strength to his people. He enables them to be courageous through His gift of faith. God proves Himself faithful to His promises and enables His people to trust Him in everyday life. And trusting in God Himself produces boldness that my feet will be like deer’s feet and not slip and God will make me walk on high hills which expresses God’s divine lordship. That is why we must cultivate a personal and intimate relationship with God through the study of His Word and a daily prayer life. Prayerfulness is an attitude by which a constant relationship between God and believers is developed. The more time we spend with God in study and conversation the more we will understand His power and will for our lives. Prayerfulness demonstrates a continuing trust in God. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” (John 15:5-8 NKJV)
Friend, the Lord is our strength. His power is revealed through His Word and a continual relationship with Him in prayer. Trusting in God will produce a boldness that says to your circumstance, “I will not slip and fall. My God is with me.” God will lift you up above our situation and take to the place where there is nothing but you and Him. In the midst of His presence you will be able to find peace. “Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.” (Acts 18:9-11 NKJV)
Dear Lord, that You that You are our strength. That You keep watch over us and protect us. Thank You that You are able to remove all fear from us in the face of anything we may face. You are our protector. You are our shield. You are our defender. Help us Lord to trust only in You and not in our own human strength and power. May we call upon You and find our peace. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!