Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Scripture says again and again: “The just shall live by faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4c; Romans 1:17b; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38a). As I purpose to walk by faith, in complete trust in and obedience to Him, He will make my feet like hinds’ feet and walk on high places. In other words, He will lift me up above my circumstances, my feelings, my moods. Our problems, like Habakkuk’s, may indeed be great and challenging, but if we will maintain an attitude of seeking His face and embracing His grace, then we too can sing, even in the midst of our storms because the storm is not the basis of our song. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is!
This mighty book closes with the prophet giving the lyrics in this chapter to a temple “musician”! It would be like you getting these great revelations from the Lord and giving them to one of our gifted worship people and asking them to put music to it so it could be memorized and sung by the people to remind them that God reigns and that the purposes of God are established. Saints, it may indeed be dark in the world in which we live, but God’s Kingdom is coming, and “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord” (Habakkuk 2:14)!
What a powerful little book Habakkuk is! Jon Courson also has an encouraging summary of this book: In chapter 1 we see Habakkuk wondering and wrestling. In chapter 2 we see him watching and waiting. In chapter 3 we see him worshipping and witnessing. Habakkuk begins in a valley. He climbs into the tower. Selah.