Topic: Getting Through Tough Times
Scripture: The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!
Habakkuk 3:19 (AMPC)
Message: In Habakkuk 3, people were going through a time when everything in their lives seemed to be going wrong. You may be thinking, I can relate! Perhaps you are having problems in several areas: with your children, in your marriage, at work, or with your finances. Maybe you have health concerns. We all go through seasons when we seem to have more trouble than usual, and these struggles in your life can be the “high places” mentioned in today’s Scripture—places of trouble and suffering.
God says He will give us “hinds’ feet” for the high places in our lives. A hind is a mountain goat that can leap about freely on rocky, precarious slopes. These animals can navigate what others cannot because of the way God has designed them.
Be encouraged today because God has designed you to leap over your troubles, too—not in your own abilities, but because He is your strength. He will sustain you and provide a way out of the challenges for you.
Depression, despair, and discouragement are from the enemy and they will weaken you. Even if you cannot find something to rejoice over, you can rejoice in your relationship with the Lord. When you love God and trust in Him, He enables you to keep on walking forward.
Prayer Starter: Thank You, Lord, for giving me “hinds’ fee” when I’m on the slippery slopes of all my high places. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer Devotional 12 May 2021 Wednesday Message – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children