When a child learns to walk, the toddler tentatively takes faltering steps. Confidence is gradually gained and, over time, strength comes to the legs and speed comes to the walk.
You have walked like that child, stepping cautiously, knowing that there is ground for you to take, but afraid that you might be knocked off your feet or stumble in the process.
It is now time to walk with strength; it is time to pick up the pace, for I am strengthening your legs to run the distance. I have enabled you to walk with your head up and your shoulders back, and with a renewed sense of victory.
Know that I am with you and that I go before you. Don’t be afraid to take ground, for victory is yours, says the Lord.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.