Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
Sometimes there are twists and turns in life, sudden changes of direction that can throw us off course and threaten to throw the rug right out from underneath us.
We refer to these as “valleys”. I’ve been thinking about my own valley seasons lately, how God has always proven Himself faithful. I don’t always see the purpose for the time spent here in the valley, but I know that God uses these times in my life to strengthen me and help me to learn to trust Him more.
God promises to never leave us, especially in the valley. Those dark nights of the soul which leave us plastered on the carpet face down and tears pouring, He is there and He close to us during those times. The Good Shepard promises to bring us “through the valley”. Our job is to learn to trust, to lean into Him, trusting that we can take Him at His Word, as He promises to never leave us nor forsake us.
You may not be walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but perhaps you are walking through a valley. I want to encourage you to stay steadfast in your faith. Do not give up! Reach out and touch the hem of His garment and allow Him to lead you through.
You are never alone in the valley.
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