“….I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You…” Job 42:2
Make no mistake, God is Sovereign. There is “nothing too difficult to Him.” (Jeremiah 32:17) The word ‘impossible’ does not exist in His vocabulary and He created language. God can do anything, anytime, anyway, anywhere, if He so chooses. There is no power above Him, beside Him, or comparable to Him. He speaks and it is.
He is the Uncreated One who creates and He loves you.
I love the Psalms! All of them, but there are some that I gravitate to more frequently than others. Psalm 18 is one of them. In this Psalm, we hear David sing out
“….As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For Who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? 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.” (Psalm 18: 30-33)
It was within days following my husband’s death, during the time when all I could do was to sit in numbness in the bathtub for hours, when I heard these words spoken to my spirit, “I am giving you hinds (deer) feet to walk on high places.” In my pain I cried out to the Lord and said “Thank You, but I don’t want hinds feet.” You see, I know the terrain of high places; it’s rocky, dangerous, full of surprises, there are few even, flat surfaces, and with very few steady places to land and rest. You need special feet to master that terrain and a mountain climber I am not! In fact, I’m not a climber at all. I’m the type who would prefer to take a motorized airlift, with central heating, cushioned seats and a round-trip ticket. And I wouldn’t want to be caught in the ‘high places’ at night, it’s difficult enough in the daylight.
But my wonderful, merciful, kind, compassionate and loving God who knows me better than I know myself, in a moment gave me a new perspective about the gift of hind’s feet. You see, it’s only on the high places where you can get a panoramic view of everything. It is in the high places that you get a better perspective of God. And with a better perspective of Him, you get a better perspective of life. Your current circumstances appear differently and you begin to see, “that God does indeed cause all things to work together for good, to those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28). You begin to see purpose in and beyond your circumstances. And it’s then, that “Thanksgiving” will overflow in the midnight of your seasons.
When I embraced God’s perspective of the ‘high places,’ I reached out and embraced the gift of ‘hinds feet.’ My friend, if your life is anything like mine, filled with unexpected changes, positive and negative, you need hinds feet. And our Sovereign God, who is always in control, longs to make our feet like hinds feet so that He could walk with us in the high places. For it’s in the high places where:
- Love reigns,
- Forgiveness is a way of life,
- You will “be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6)
- Where you can do “all things through Christ who strengthens you.”(Philippians 4:13)
- Where you can “do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generations, among whom you shine as lights in the world….”(Philippians 2:14)
- Where you may be “…found in Him, not having your own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith…” (Philippians 3:9)
- Where you will “….not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you….” (1Peter 4:12) because you know that God is with you.
- Where you “may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings being confirmed to His death.”(Philippians 3:10)
- Where you will consider “the suffering of this present time not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”(Romans 8:18)
- Where you know – you really, really know – that no matter what your season may be, that your Sovereign God is in absolute control.
And you will say like Job during his encounter with God, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.” (Job 42:5-6). Andwhen we see Him, we will join with the elders saying:
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.” Revelations 4:11