Devotions

Treading on the Heights

Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV): The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

Just over 10 years ago I went on a “man trip” with my youngest son. We went to Colorado. The highlight of the trip was climbing Pikes Peak. It was May and the weather was sunny and beautiful, at least when we started. After a stop for the night we got up to finish the 14,115 foot climb. There was a little snow falling. Well after a couple of hours we were knee deep in snow, and then we found the memorial of a person who was found frozen to death during the climb in the month of August. Fun. We pressed on without a path, simply going up, and eventually got to the summit.

That experience will always be part of my memories. I had to rely on the Lord for my strength. Indeed, just like Habakkuk declared, God enabled me to tread on the heights.

The physical realm is one thing. Treading on the heights of engaging the world with the love of Jesus and biblical truth is another.

Now being able to “tread on the heights” involves a strength of character that can only be found in my Sovereign Lord. Actually declaring that “God is Sovereign” lays a foundation that enables me to be free. Knowing that God is in total control of the world all the way down to my life gives me the freedom to be His voice, His tool, His chess piece, as He unfolds His plans and purposes.

You know what is amazing? I don’t even have to understand everything. I simply need to trust. By trusting in my Sovereign Lord, I am truly free to live life to the fullest.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being on Your throne. Thank You for giving me strength and making my feet like the feet of a deer to enable me to tread on the heights of this challenging world.

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