By Steve Greene
You may be in the valley right now, but your mind can remain set on the kingdom of God.
Your journey may seem rough at times, but it is leading to a place of peace. You can choose to keep your eyes on him.
It always helps to remember the valley is not our final destination. There is no need to set up camp in the valley. I may be in the valley right now, but the valley is not my home. I am just passing through the valley.
God has promised to get me through. Isn’t that what David told us in Psalm 23? “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.”
Sure, we may be in the valley from time to time, but we’re just passing through. I may be having a difficult time, but better days are ahead. I may be hurting right now, but I’m not going to hurt forever because God will bring me through. And don’t miss that part of the verse that promises God is with us.
You may be in a dark place right now, but you’re not alone. You’re just passing through. But when we are in a valley, isn’t it true that we just want out? We pray, “God, get me out of this. Make it go away. Make it stop. I want out of the valley. I just want to be done with this.”
In Psalm 84:6, we read, “When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of springs where pools of blessing and refreshment collect after rains!” (TLB)
Doesn’t that sound good? Whenever you’re in a dry and dusty place, isn’t that what you want more than anything else? A pool of cool, clean, clear water sounds so good.
You may be parched and thirsty. Just know that God’s provision is on the way. Maybe it hasn’t rained where you are for a while. Perhaps the dust clouds are swirling all around you. But because of his promise and because of who he is, I would encourage you to keep watching for God’s provision.
He will not let you down. He does not disappoint. If we will show God our faith, God will show us his faithfulness. If we will do our part, keep trusting, keep on walking, keep obeying, God will do his part, and he will provide. God will bring you through your valley.
Steve Greene is the lead pastor of The Point in Seymour. Read his blog at pastorgreene.wordpress.com or email him at [email protected] Send comments to [email protected]