The Weekend Brew: Never Alone in the Valley — 31 Comments

  1. Hi, Barbie! Catching up on some blog hops today and really enjoyed reading your post! I’ve not had to walk near the shadow of death (praise God), but I’ve been in many valleys. Looking back, I can see that He was with me. Even though I may not have felt His presence. I know , just as in the story of the footprints in the sand, that not only did He walk with me, but He carried me many times, too!
    Blessings, my friend!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  2. In the book Hinds Feet on High Places the main character, Much Afraid, goes through a valley. In the valley is a refinery and she also finds a lone flower growing in a crack named Acceptance with Joy. Those images always come to mind when I feel like I am walking through a valley. Love this post, Barbie! Blessings. Love, Rachael

    • I love Hinds Feet on High Places. It had such an impact on my life early on. Now that I’ve been through some struggles, I should read it again. Have a blessed week Rachael.

  3. Hi Barbie! I just read this and the scripture would be the perfect ending to my post. Praise God we are never alone. I love how he dots i’s and crosses t’s, completes thoughts and connects us through our individual reflections on His word. Blessed Sunday to you!

  4. Barbie,
    I needed these words today. Thank you! I shared from Psalm 118:6 today….”The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” God has been drawing me even closer to Him and I’ve begun to realize it’s because He knows how much I need to trust Him. To trust that He is always with me. Again, thank you for your encouraging heart. Much love, Beth

    • This is a lesson I am learning as well, this place of deep and abiding trust in the Lord. Praying you have a blessed week my friend.

  5. How beautiful is that scripture. One of my boys recites it every morning. Another leads us in the Lord’s Prayer. Until he graduated another would read us a psalm – all on the way to school. Those valleys are not beautiful, though, are they! The shadow of darkness isn’t, either. Yet, if you believe – then there is hope. I believe. I hope. I hang on with all my might – no matter how much it hurts:)

  6. Thank you, Barbie. I am in a valley with my health right now. The past couple of weeks have been scary and frustrating. I desperately needed this today. Many blessings.

  7. I am walking in a valley right now, but I know I am, not hiding from the fact. I also know that I am not alone for I know He is so close, even holding me. Thanks for your encouragement.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  8. Perhaps one of the signs of spiritual maturity is learning to find beauty in the valleys instead of us always looking ahead to the mountain tops. I don’t know about anyone else, but I spend more time in the valley than on the mountain.

    • Some things only grow in the valley. These are necessary seasons. I am learning to be thankful for them. Have a beautiful weekend Elizabeth!

  9. Beautiful… as always! You are so encouraging and uplifting, Barbie! I just love stopping by your place and spending a little time with Him and with you! (One day… in real life!)

    Love you so!

  10. Hi Barbie, I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately especially because of what our family has been going through with the loss of our sweet grand baby. The verses I’ve been thinking about over and over has been Isaiah 43:2 & 3
    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
    3 For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

    We still must go through the water or the fire but we had the blessed promise that He will be with us and we will not be overtaken.
    Blessings to you!

    • Dayna, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious grandbaby. I cannot imagine the heartache, but thankful we have the Lord in seasons like these. I love that portion of scripture from Isaiah. It brings me great comfort to know that I will come through. Blessings my friend!

  11. Beautiful & stunningly matched photo & verse! Such a familiar verse yet this morning this is the thought that struck me as I looked at the photo – Barbie, HE TAKES US THROUGH. He does not leave us IN the valley forever. This is a beautiful reminder that life truly is a journey. Thank you!
    Have a blessed weekend,

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