At some point in time,
each of us will find ourselves in a dark valley,
full of despair and full of questions.
I said, “At some point in time.”
you may have already made it through a dark valley,
you may currently be in a dark valley,
you will be in a dark valley.
valleys are part of life.
We will face the loss of loved ones. We will go through times of uncertainty. We will experience doubt. We will experience fear. We will experience hurt.
what do we do in valleys? What do we do when we find ourselves in a situation that seems hopeless?
As difficult as this may be to hear, I believe it needs to be said:
When we find ourselves in a dark valley we need to keep walking. (tweet this)
I believe this is why the scripture does not say, “Yea, though SIT DOWN in the valley of the shadow of death.”
Sitting down would signify defeat, sitting down would signify hopelessness, sitting down would signify that we do not see a way out, and that couldn’t be any further from the truth.
Because in the valley,
God is there comforting and leading the way to a pasture that is green, a pasture where you can exhale and be refreshed, a pasture unlike any other.
And all we need to do is keep trusting,
keep pressing into His presence,