Words of Hope When Life is Challenging


Unexplainable.

Painful.

Hurtful.

Hard.

They are Dark Valleys.

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

All of us travel through them from time to time.

There is no way around them.

Life can’t be mountaintops, lakes, fair meadows, and pleasant travels ALL the time.

I wish we could skip the dark valleys in life.

But, they seem to be very necessary part of the journey.

David knew about dark valleys back in Bible days.

In Psalm 23:5, he talks about them, Even though I walk through the darkest valley…”

Though we will walk through dark valleys…

Since there is no way around them…

Because they are part of life…

Here are: “6 Promises to Cling to When You Are Walking Through a Dark Valley:”

Promise 1: God is our FORTRESS & RESCUER!

“The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock— I take refuge in him!— he’s my shield, my salvation’s strength, my place of safety.”
Psalm 18:2, CEB

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

Promise 2: God is GOD!

‘Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”’
Psalm 46:10, MSG

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

Promise 3: God will SHOW US THE WAY to walk!

At times, we come to a crossroads – that place where we must decide which way to turn.

Should we go to the right or to the left?

Today’s verse is a wonderful reminder that our God will guide us “as we are walking.”

We will hear His voice behind us, instructing us in the way we should go.

The ERV states it this way, ‘If you wander from the right path, either to the right or to the left, you will hear a voice behind you saying, “You should go this way. Here is the right way.”’

Aren’t you grateful that the ultimate direction for our lives is up to Him and not up to us?

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

Promise 4: God will ACT on our behalf!

“Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.”
Psalm 37:4, AMPC

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

Promise 5: God is WITH us!

Love this from my friend Alison:

What does this verse do?

It forces us to remember something vital. It forces us to remember that it is not about us, but about Christ in us.

Who will strengthen us? Who will help us? Who will uphold us?

God alone – in His power, might, love, and grace. This verse gives us freedom to dream big, to hope huge & to be bold. Believe it & rest in it, dear Christian. Let God be God today.

Read more at www.lifeofscoop.com.  — with Alison Tiemeyer.

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

Promise 6: God is ABLE to deliver us!

This verse today comes from the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego as they were facing the fiery furnace.

They faced the king and said, “Our God whom we serve is ABLE to deliver us from the burning, fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.” (Dan. 3:17)

Guess what?

Our God still delivers!

He still offers powerful deliverance in 2016! He is completely ABLE to deliver you!

Can I pray with you today for His deliverance??

Sometimes we all travel through dark valleys, through shadows, and through hard seasons in life. Here is hope from the Bible for those journeying through a dark and deep valley.

If you are walking through a dark valley today, I’d love to pray for you.

You can leave a request in the comment below or email me at helloredds@gmail.com.


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10 thoughts on “Words of Hope When Life is Challenging

  1. I loved reading this today! Prayers for my husband who has been out of work since February. I prayer a job is coming soon and it will be better than he expected. I pray he doesnt lose faith. I pray my son comes back to God. That he stops fighting Him and humbles humself before Him. I pray that I am able to start my ministry soon. I pray for you and other Christians who minister to people, that your devined inspired messages reach those who need to hear and experience God’s word. Thank yiu.

    1. Thank you, Tonia, for stopping by to visit today.
      I will pray with you for your husband’s job, your son to come back to Christ, and for the beginning of your ministry.
      Your prayers are so encouraging to me today!
      Blessings,
      Melanie

  2. I follow you on Pinterest. I enjoy your posts. I am in a valley that seems to be neverending. I lost my job on July 31, 2013, and haven’t bwwn able to find one. I lost my fiancé and my home a year ago and things have just been hard. I still go to church and work in ministry- its the one constant I have. I feel hopeless so much of the time even though I strive to be different. I just feel very alone and like God has forgotten about me. Please pray my strength to keep going. Thank you.

    1. Hey Darvi,

      Thank you for stopping by from Pinterest for a visit.
      I will gladly pray for you – for your job,for your hopeless feelings, and for your sadness. It is hard to feel upbeat when God waits to answer our prayers, isn’t it?

      I’m praying that the Lord will infuse your heart and your home with HOPE today. I will also ask Him to give you strength.
      I’m so glad you have a church and a ministry that you love.

      Could I suggest a few things you might do while you pray and wait?

      1) Ask at least 2-3 friends to pray with you this week. There is something so affirming and uplifting in doing this.
      2) Ask the Lord to encourage your heart – right now.
      3) Get you a verse that you can cling to this week. Invite the Lord to inspire you with His Word.

      You can borrow my verse for today:
      “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
      In the land of the living.
      14 Wait for the Lord;
      Be strong and let your heart take courage;
      Yes, wait for the Lord.”
      Psalm 27:13-14, NASB

      I’ll be praying! You keep walking!!
      Blessings,
      Melanie

    1. I’m praying for you today, Comfort!

      Here is the verse I’m praying:

      “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
      Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
      I will strengthen you and help you.
      I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
      Isaiah 41:10

    1. Hey Jack,
      I will be glad to pray for you and for your healing!
      I’m very sorry that you are dealing with skin cancer.
      I’m asking the Lord to give you comfort, hope, and encouragement today.
      Thanks for sharing your request.
      Blessings,
      Melanie

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