My Feet Like Hinds’ Feet

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah HurnardIs suffering a mental response to the conditions presented? Do we need to suffer? Life is suffering! But, do we need to suffer, or can we control our response?

Forgiveness, thankfulness, wonder, appreciation, just some of the life lessons taught to me in my choice of books today.

To scale the mountains of life, to climb to the top and look down with appreciation on the amazing life we lead, I chose Hinds’ Feet On High Places as lessons learned in life. An amazing journey of growth that opened my eyes to the possibilities of joy with God.

Hinds’ Feet on High Places

An allegory by Hannah Hurnard seemed tailored for me at many stops in my life, but written for everyone. The twisted mangled body of the heroine represents the human spirit. Then, the Shepherd who shows her The Way.

The story takes our heroine Much Afraid from situation to disaster as in life, to bring her on the other side victorious and spiritually strong. A book to love. Can never keep it on my shelf. I should know, having bought it more than thirty times and given it away just as many. A tale showing triumph of the spirit when facing hurt, pain and anguish.

The book takes its title from 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.”

Much Afraid was accompanied by Sorrow and Pain on her successful journey to end up with Joy and Glory.

May you find your joy and your glory in your every day walk. Keep your spirit flexible to bend with the winds of hardship and your heart open for the people sent your way to ease day to day suffering.

Thanks again for stopping by on this weekend’s Blog-A-Licious tour. With my take on “The Book That Inspires Me Most”, please head on over to my fellow writer dk LeVick’s blog for his view of this challenging question.

  • Anonymous

    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.”

    I love this quote. Matter of fact, I’m putting it on my new wall of inspiration in my studio and on my refrigerator (since I hang out there too) :-) I’m really enjoying this weekend’s tour and it’s come at a prime time as I immerse myself back into creating.
    I appreciate your words of inspiration.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you for stopping by Mae. I am thrilled that you will use those words to inspire you. Bless you on your creative work.

      • Anonymous

        My best to you on your creative process too.

  • Shaeeza Haniff

    Great inspirational book. I think this is a book I’d like to read. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Sweetheart, thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the book. It was a great awakening for me. I so appreciate your stopping by today. :)

  • Corinne Rodrigues

    I read this book when I was sixteen and going through a spiritual awakening, Sonia, and it made a great impact on me. Thank you for reminding me of it. I’m wondering how old you were when you read it? :)

    • Sonia Rumzi

      I was 17 years old Corinne. It was a spiritual awakening for me too. This choice was difficult since there are several in my life that woke my spirit. Thank you for coming to see me. you are precious.

  • Dian429

    Truly a  wonderful inspiring book.  Loved the quote.
    I’m really enjoying the many views of everyone on what book has inspired each of you and how it has affected your life.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      thanks Dian for coming by. I am grateful for the comment. Glad you are enjoying the tour.

  • Dklevick

    Those few times in our life when we’re at the crossroads and must decide those few paths that determine the remainder of our days. thks for the insight Sonia 

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Duane. You are a treasure and a blessing.

  • Catherine Stine

    Lovely quote. Sounds as if you got some great guidance from the book. Isn’t it amazing how a simple book can do this!

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Catherine, I did. Glad you could stop by. 

  • Sulekha Rawat

    Sonia,I have to get this book now after reading your glowing tribute to this inspiring book. Such books are treasures to be cherished. Thanks for sharing, loved your post.

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Sulekha, coming from you that is indeed praise. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

  • Pandora Poikilos

    I have not read this book before but all the more reason to do so after reading your post. Thank you Sonia for the little dose of inspiration and for joining the blog tour.
    Cheers – Dora

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Dora, So good to see you here. Enjoy the book.  It is inspiring like your writing.

  • Janaki nagaraj

    Simply and beautifully said. 

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you Janaki. Glad you could stop by. :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Blog Tour- came by to return the favor. Sounds like a wonderful book! “May you find your joy and your glory in your every day walk. ” What a sweet blessing to leave us with. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sonia Rumzi

      Thank you so much Miriam. I did come by and enjoyed your blog very much. :) You are welcome and the blessing stands.