“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” -Psalm 23:4
What comes to mind when you read this verse? What challenges are you currently facing in this season of your life that looks impossible? You see, in this life, we will walk through the valley and as the David describes it, the darkest valley. Though we walk through the darkest valley, we are rest assured that God is with us. *You will walk (through) the darkest valley but you will not stay in the valley. You will pass through it. It’s in our valley seasons, that we have a better understanding of our need for God. Our valley seasons prepare us for our mountaintop experiences. When your well has never been dry, you don’t have an understanding of those around you who are lacking. It’s in our valley seasons that we are challenged to see God as Our Shepherd. We hear that God is our Shepherd but many of us have not truly experienced God as our Shepherd. Many times, we see the term Shepherd, as God being just our Provider. A Shepherd protects His flocks. He leads them in the right way. He never leads them astray. Whether you are in the valley or on the mountaintop, may you be rest assured that God is your Shepherd. Personalize it “You are my Shepherd.” In the valley or on the mountaintop, God is still God. He still sits on the throne. He changes not by our circumstances. He remains the same.
No matter what this season may be looking like for you, ask the Lord to reveal Himself unto you. May the Lord remove any veil that stands in the way of seeing Him amidst your situation. I pray that God’s strength will be your portion. Your circumstances may look impossible, all of a sudden dead end but God, who makes all things new, will make a way amidst the wasteland. He’s a God who perfects all that concerns His children. May you experience the goodness and faithfulness of God throughout this day and the weeks to come. May you learn to call upon the name of the Lord even in your valley season. May the Lord increase your faith. Even when you don’t understand the storm, may you have that assurance that God is in Control. The storms of life will arise but so will the Lord. He will surely arise on your behalf. I will walk through the darkest valley. You will walk through the fire but none of us will be burned. I will still proclaim about the Lord. His praises will arise from my heart to my lips. Like Daniel, you will be unharmed and unbound. There will be no smell of fire on you but people will see the Glory of God surrounding you and wonder about the Lord. Be encouraged. Be at peace. Be still and know that God is God. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will comfort you. Your test will turn into testimonies. Hold on. Cling unto God. Speak the word of God over your life and your current circumstances. Have faith. Believe and stand firm in the Lord.
Verses To Ponder
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. –Psalm 91:7-8
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. –Isaiah 43:2
He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. -Daniel 3:25-27
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. May you be strengthened as you put your hope in the Lord. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in Christ 🙏🏿😊