17 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—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 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
Basically, God will make me adaptable and resilient, and able to climb steep mountains. Resiliency is the ability of a body to regain its original size and shape after being compressed, bent or stretched. The ability to recover from or adjust easily to change or misfortune.
I am reminded of Formula 409®. Its very name is a tribute to the tenacity of two young Detroit scientists who were determined to formulate the greatest grease-cutting, dirt-destroying, bacteria cutting cleaner on the planet. Thing is, creating the ultimate cleaner doesn’t just happen on the first try. And it didn’t happen on the 101st or the 301st either. It wasn’t until batch number 409 that they were finally satisfied. And so the name stuck. Formula 409®. True story.
So just like a deer’s feet may not make it up the mountain on the very first attempt, it doesn’t give up until it reaches the top. Keep climbing.