A crow and a Bible verse helped Karen Barber find comfort in this excerpt from Daily Guideposts 2017.
byFeb 16, 2017
And he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. . . . —Habakkuk 3:19 (KJV)
I was out on my morning prayer walk, telling God how my life felt so unstable because of concern over my son’s depression. I need some solid ground to stand on, I thought.
Caw! Caw! A huge crow sitting precariously on the very flimsy top twig of a tree drew my attention. It seemed to brag to the wind, not a bit worried that the puny branch it was on looked like it would snap under its weight.
What a daredevil! I thought. If I were up in that tree, I’d stay down lower on a sturdier limb.
A snippet of a Bible verse came to mind: “Hinds’ feet . . . upon high places” (Habakkuk 3:19). I remembered that a hind is a mountain deer, but since I was watching a crow I tweaked it to fit the current scene.
So why was the crow perfectly comfortable in such a risky place? What if the twig snapped? The crow had a strength and ability to fly that didn’t show with its wings tucked tightly around it. I looked up the Bible verse when I got home and discovered that the first part says, “The Lord God is my strength.” I had found the solid ground I could always stand on.
Dear Father, I thank You that You don’t just give me strength, but You are my strength. Amen.