We all have seasons in our life where things are not going as we expect. We have seasons where the unexpected happens and turns our lives upside down. An unexpected sickness, death, tragedy, loss of a job, etc. These things have the potential to put our lives into a valley.
That place where you are between where you were and where you are going. Sometimes the valley doesn’t feel good. The valley can be a dark place but then it can be a place of great revelation, healing and rest. It’s all in how you view it. Navigating it can be challenging if you don’t know how to get through it.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”Psalm 23:4 NIV
You may not be in the valley of the shadow of death right now, but you may be in another valley. These are hard places on your journey, where it’s easy to doubt or overlook God’s goodness. But you can always trust that God walks through the valley with you. And He’s promised to bring you through to the other side.God is always with us, even in the valley's of life… Click To Tweet
For anything to give a shadow you must have darkness, but you must have the presence of some light. When I was in a dark place, God, who is light was there too. So, the dark, I thought was so real was really a shadow of darkness because God was there with me. Divorce was hard and the pain of the impact was worse. But God, in that valley, was with me.
3 Truths To Remember In The Valley
Here are three truths worth remembering when you are in the valley:
1.) You Are Not Alone
God the Father is always with you. Comforting you. Helping you.
The shadows in your life are evidence of the presence of light. How do you handle a shadow? You realize that shadow is just that. A shadow. It is not real; not in comparison to the light before you.
Jesus said, “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life” (John 8:12 CEV).
In God is all light and there is no darkness in Him. If your valley is fear, death, finances, sickness, etc. stop looking at those things and look at only Him.
2.) Your Valley Has A Purpose (& God Intends It For Good)
God is not evil and has no evil to create but is always creating good for you and your life. When trials come, when fear, anger, disappointment, failures, tragedy come… He is there. He is there creating good out of everything thing. The valley is a place of purpose and learning. It is there you will see what you could never have seen if you were on the mountain top.
Romans 5:3-5 says, “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (ESV)
3.) Faithfulness Will Be Rewarded
Don’t lose heart in the valley to what is right. God is a God of righteousness and a God of reward. He rewards those that are diligent in His ways. Allow Him to use everything about your circumstance and allow Him to teach you His ways in the valley. God has a way in the valley to show you His faithfulness.
2 Corinthians 4:17 says, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” (NLT). When your next valley comes remember that He is good. He is with you. He is walking beside you no matter what you face. Fear has no place and you will be okay.
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Do you ever feel like you’re in the valley of life? Even if it’s not the valley of the shadow of death, our valley is just as real. What do you cling to when you are walking through a valley, whatever your valley might be? Join the conversation in the comments below.3 truths to remember when you are walking through a valley of life… Click To Tweet