“He makes my feet like hind’s feet and sets me upon my high places.” (Psalm 18:33)
Did you ever watch a deer run? The hind foot falls exactly in the track of the front foot. With that in mind, does your life track or does it pull against itself? Is there a perfect rhythm or a tug-of-war going on inside the caverns of your soul?
Sin breaks the rhythm of our lives and keeps us off track. Sin is anything that is displeasing to God—the acts we commit as well as the things we should do but don’t. The apostle Paul struggled with this war between his sinful and spiritual nature. He states, “For the good that I would do I do not, but the evil which I would not, that I do. ” If we confess and repent of our wrong-doings and surrender our will to God, we will quench the fiery darts of the enemy and savor peace once again.
Jesus gave us the two greatest commandments in order to help us track. “Love your God with all of your heart, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” By loving God and others we can reach our highest potential. High places and hinds feet are closely connected; you don’t have to be consigned to the lowlands. (Judy Whittaker)