12/28/16: Get the Feet You Need

When we go sailing, it may be necessary to get our sea legs under us. Having “sea legs” means we have made images-2a bodily adjustment to the motion of the ship indicated especially by the ability to walk steadily and by freedom from seasickness. In other words, no matter what havoc the sea decides to throw at our boat, we will be able to function securely.

Now think of the sea as life’s vicissitudes. The wave of financial reversal may wash across the deck. The wind of the unexpected death of a family member or close friend may threaten to blow you off course. And the lightning strike of a failed relationship might blind you momentarily and come menacingly close to burning down your main mast. In the midst of the storm, when there’s nothing else you can do, trust God to supply you with sea legs.

Habakkuk 3:19 says, “The LORD God is my strength; he will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” (NKJ). Certain types of deer inhabit rocky hillsides. The only way they can climb up and down and survive in their habitat is because God has formed them with specially-designed feet. No matter what they face, they are able to function and walk effortlessly among stony obstacles.

imgresThose deer’s feet are like sea legs. Look to God as your source of strength. Today, let Him give you the feet you need to walk effortlessly among your obstacles and the sea legs you need to stand steadily until you reach a friendly port.


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~ by sanewriter on December 28, 2016.

2 Responses to “12/28/16: Get the Feet You Need”

  1. When Jesus walked on water (Matt 14: 22-33; Mark 6: 45-62; John 6: 15-21); and approached His disciples fighting a storm on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples were terrified. Jesus said emphatically, “Do not be afraid; but take courage I am here”! Then Peter challenged the LORD, “If it is really you LORD, tell me to come to you walking on the water”. “Yes come,” Jesus replied.

    Before long, Peter began to sink and cried out to Jesus to save him. We may rebuke Peter’s lack of faith; however, how many times in life’s storms do we shout out to Jesus to save us. We.ask “Why” in tough times rather than “LORD, What do you want me to learn in this situation?” Help me to stand strong no matter the circumstances and develop a deep, mature faith.

    Through time our Holiness becomes more and more Christ-like and we anxiously await the day when we will hear, “Well done My good and faithful servant.”

  2. Thank you so much. I truly needed that today.


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