Run With Abandonment
By Kim Larsen
Habakkuk 3:19 “The Lord God is my strength and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet and makes me walk in my high places.”
Feet are strange. My grandkids and I were looking at different feet and toes on google the other day, my granddaughter refuses to have her toenails trimmed. I thought that if I showed her pictures of those super long toenails that some people choose to grow, that she would decide that maybe it was time for me to cut hers. It didn’t work but we had a good laugh at some really ugly feet! God tells us in Habakkuk that He will make our feet like hinds’ feet. A hind, I learned, is a female deer that can place her back feet exactly where her front feet stepped. Not one inch off! She is able to run with abandonment. In times of danger she is able to run securely and not get off track. The hind is able to scale unusually difficult terrain and elude predators.
Jesus has our back. He is our strength. He calls us to trust Him, as if we are walking up a steep mountain terrain. Sometimes we walk in uncertain places, unsafe neighborhoods, unknown danger could be lurking just out of sight. We live in an evil world. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” That makes me feel pretty great. He’s got my feet, I’ve got His hand. We’re good to go!