Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be. Deut. 33:25
Everything appears to be going wrong, and we are wondering why our prayers do not seem to be heard or answered. We feel forsaken but know straight from God’s heart by His word that He never leaves us nor forsakes us. It seems like the light is dim in ever-present darkness, but honestly, as His lights in this dark world, this is where we shine brighter. Above the clouds, the One who made the sun that is ever rising each morning is ever-present.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5 KJV
These days lifting our faith up feels like lifting up sandals of iron and bronze and shaking the dust of the earth from our feet as we walk this pilgrim way. These days of heavy faith lifting, even when our faith is as small as a mustard seed, are working for us an eternal weight of glory. For in the scripture above we see that. “As your days, so shall your strength be.” Therefore, like workouts in the gym build our muscles physically, the weighty days lifted up to God in faith are strengthening us spiritually.
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 ESV
This faith lifting involves remembering what He told us in the light when darkness surrounds us. Those great and precious promises. So we pray remembering those promises from one who prayed for us that our faith wouldn’t fail because if I never lift the weight of praying hands then I am relying on my own strength. So do not lose heart, or let it become troubled, but raise hands in praise that none of them took Him by surprise, not one of these dark days. And that we are being strengthened by every one of them. Nothing is wasted beloved.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John14:1 NIV