Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Standing on the Heights


"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights." 
                                                                                   2 Samuel 22:34

I love mountains.  I've had the privilege of visiting a couple of the mountain ranges in this country and hope someday to see more.  I love how impressively large they are.  I love how hiking to the top gives you a breathtaking view and makes you feel small and meaningful all at once.  But it's not an easy climb.  It is steep.  It is rocky.  It is tiring.  It is risky. 

There are so many mountains in our lives to climb.  Sometimes the problems before us seem impossibly large.  But God is not overwhelmed by the mountains, and He's ready and willing to give us all the equipment we need to make it to the top so that we can stand.  And really see.

And what we see is how very small we are, and how very large God is.  And at the top we realize that as He has brought us up to stand on the heights, He has had a purpose:  to "stoop down and make {us} great."  (2 Samuel 22:36). 

And He is our victory.



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18 comments:

Maureen @ TatterScoops said...

Beautiful and oh how true! I'm learning to lean on God completely to walk by my side as I climb up that mountain(s) in my life or else I know I'd fail if I rely on my own strength.

Amanda said...

Oh! I love deer! And, I love this scripture...I pray often, that I would have hind's feet.

Blessings,
Amanda
www.amandassecretgarden.com

Beth in NC said...

Oh, this scripture always reminds me of the book Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Such an awesome allegory of how God takes us from being broken & afraid to the HIGH PLACES with him.

Happy WFW!
Beth

Wanda said...

Oh what an encouraging read today. He is my victory.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is one of the things I love about nature. It reminds me of how GREAT God is and how small I am, and that He is completely able to accomplish His purposes.

Ozjane said...

Yes I love the verses.....as for God His way is perfect........and He make my way perfect. What a promise.

Julie Arduini.com: The Surrendered Scribe said...

That just leaves a lump in my throat. He is my victory. Thank you for the picture and verse!

Daughter of the KING said...

Beautiful post.

blessings,
Linda J

lori said...

embracing the mountains and the victory that lies at the top...

awesomeness!

peace,
lori

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What a georgeous picture and verse to go with! Dh and I were just talking last night about the vastness of the universe, sands of the sea, etc and yet how much God loves us even down to knowing the very hairs on our head (gray or not). :D

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33

Have a great day!
Sherry

e-Mom said...

Did you take that photo? Wow!

This spoke to me today... Our God is amazing: He has had a purpose: to "stoop down and make {us} great." (2 Samuel 22:36).

Rachel said...

Love this scripture!!

LivingforGod said...

Beautiful WFW! I also enjoy hiking and admiring the breathtaking view from the top of the mountains. The joy of the Lord is my strength!

You have a very lovely blog here. Thanks for visiting my photo blog today. Have a blessed day in the Lord!

Denise said...

So inspiring.

Whidbey Woman said...

So beautiful! I love this scripture, and as you know, I love nature! Happy WFW!

Karen said...

Amen! Great word!

Tracy said...

Beauty!

cortney mae said...

I am new to your blog and I love the Christian perspective you offer. I look foreword to reading more..
Cortney @ runningcarlson.blogspot.com

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