They are Dark Valleys.
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
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
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?
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
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.
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)
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??
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 email@example.com.
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