Injustices occur all around. Evil seems to consume the souls of so many. At times it can be tempting to do unto others as they have done unto us.
Sure, it is easy to be filled with the Holy Spirit in our homes when we are surrounded by love and positive affirmations. It is easy to love others when we choose who they are. The tests come when we hear news story after news story of societal ills, and of its patients. The tests come when we see those in leadership using their positions to make things worse, under the guise of making them better. The tests come when we are driving down the street and someone cuts us off, then flicks us off. Many of us cry out to the Lord for help. The test comes during our wait.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of deer,
he enables me to go on the heights. —Habakkuk 3:19
When I lived in Georgia, I would see deer from time to time. I would see them run, on sometimes rough terrain, with such grace and confidence. What a sight! It is totally different than the few times I have attempted to walk barefoot on rocks, hopping around trying to avoid the discomfort only to land on another rock while inching to smooth ground. Nope. The surface does not matter to deer. They move with grace and assurance no matter the landscape.
In good times and bad, in times of comfort and in those of discomfort, when we recognize God’s presence and in times of wait, we must not waver in our belief that the Lord IS our strength. We must KNOW that through His strength, we are able to go on—gracefully—to higher heights.
Be encouraged my Sisters and Brothers in Christ! Go on.