Habakkuk 3:19 – The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. (NIV)

As I watched the north wind swirl around the corner of our house, gathering up snowflakes and heaping them into mountains of snow along our driveway, I sighed. Although it was only early December, we'd already had record amounts of snow, and if this kept up, the winter could be a long one.

Days later, after being cooped up in the house for a few days, I welcomed the moderating temperatures and went out for a walk. As I walked, I talked to God about how I was dreading another long winter. Suddenly a patch of yellow caught my attention. There at my feet, a dandelion pushed its way up through the earth. How totally out of place, yet how delightful: a reminder that winter will end. Spring will come again.

The flower also reminded me of the times when situations in my life left me feeling snowed under. Yet, every time I began to feel this way, the Lord has sent a reminder through His Word that this barren time will end.

Today if we are going through a period in our lives when circumstances seem beyond our control, a time when the storms of life seem to be swirling around us and we feel like we are in for a long siege, God wants to send us a message — a dandelion, if you will — to tell us that this barren time will end. Today's Scripture reminds us that the Lord is sovereign. He is our strength and He makes our feet like the feet of a deer. He enables us to go on the heights.

Prayer: Dear God, we want to thank You for sending us signs of Your love and protection during the more difficult times in our lives. Amen.

Forward this devotional     Share this devotional on Facebook     Like PresbyCan on Facebook

About the author:

Elaine Ingalls Hogg <authorhogg@yahoo.ca>
Smiths Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

Send your feedback to the author

Comments are closed.

Previous Post

PresbyCan is a community of faithful, Holy Spirit-filled, Christ-centred, God-honouring Christians.