How the story of Habakkuk in crisis relates to His High Places
Even in the midst of chaos, there is a way to walk in spiritual freedom and joy. Regardless of our circumstances, we can find the fullest measure of joy in the Lord.
Habakkuk's story provides great insight into how we can choose joy even when things look bleak. He asked the same questions that many of us have asked God.
How many of us have felt like this before?
In a time of horrible spiritual decline, Habakkuk was a man greatly troubled by what was happening. He wanted to reconcile what he saw with what he believed.
He saw that Judah had fallen and turned away from God. She had given herself over to false gods and evil pursuits.
He didn't understand what was going on and why God was seemingly letting it happen.
The picture he presents in the first chapter speaks of sin and violence being rampant among the people of God. In an attempt to make sense of what was occurring to them, he cries out to God, "why?"
Habakkuk made a choice
In the midst of chaos, he chose to rejoice in the Lord.
Habakkuk promised that his praise and thanksgiving would be to God at all times regardless of his present situation in life.
Habakkuk's thanksgiving was not dependent on or conditioned by external things. It was established and rooted in God.
If you read Habakkuk's entire prophecy, you will find that he did not start on a spiritual high horse. Regardless of his circumstances, he made a choice to enter into the joyful presence of the Lord.
"Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
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." - HABAKKUK 3: 17-19 (NKJV)
What exactly is "hind’s feet?"
A hind is a female deer that can place her back feet exactly where her front feet stepped.
Not one inch off! She is able to run with abandonment!
In times of danger, she is able to run securely and not get "off track." The hind is able to scale unusually difficult terrain and elude predators.
Our inspiration and why hind's feet is significant to us
Our hope for you while at His High Places is that you would run with abandonment and find the fullest measure of joy in the Lord, regardless of your circumstances.
We believe that you will become better equipped to overcome the obstacles you face by giving you the tools that will enable you to experience spiritual "hind's feet".
Who is HHP for?
HHP is a place for those who have no hope.
It's for those who are asking, "Why God? Why did this happen?" It's a place for those who believe that things are always going to be "this way."
It's for those longing for freedom from the past and the ability to walk continually in freedom.
It's for those who are desperate for a touch from God.
It's for those who are in crisis. And for those at a crossroads, needing guidance and direction.
The Culture of HHP
As a Biblical Christian counseling ministry, we strive to create an atmosphere of safety, privacy and honor for our guests. We do not judge or condemn.
Instead, we aim to love, esteem and celebrate our guests in the manner Christ Jesus would.
Regardless of the issues they are currently facing and experiencing, we approach our guests with attentive ears, gentleness, and acceptance.
We also strive to create an atmosphere where the miracle working power of the Holy Spirit can operate.
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"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13