God is faithful! Do you believe that today?
Sometimes God will bring you to a place in life that isn't where you expected to be. I'm not talking about a mountain top experience. NO....I'm talking about that place where none of us like to go....into the valley.
Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
Your valley may not take you all the way to death, but it can sometimes feel as if it's squeezing the life right out of you. What we have to remember is that the Lord is the One who has allowed you to enter this valley and He's walking through it with you.
I will not be afraid,
for You are close beside me.
Your rod and Your staff
protect and comfort me.
Even though it's a deep valley at times....He's got your hand. Isn't it great to know that you're never alone? He is your protector from all the things that scare you. Your comforter when no one else is around. The Lord is their giving you the strength you need to climb out of that valley. He's guiding you and leading you. He is your shepherd and He only has good things planned for you.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
I've been in a lot of valleys in my life. The ones I liked the most had lakes or streams running through them and usually somewhere near would be a beautiful meadow. That's what David talks about in this verse. A place of rest and peace.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
I know that when life has got you all twisted up it's hard to rest. Just remember....Jesus is Peace and He gives blessed rest!
He renews my strength.
Are you weary right now. Are you tired. Remember....He is with you in this valley and He will be faithful to bring you out of it back up to the mountaintop. Right now let Jesus give you peace....comfort....rest. Let His peace roll over you right now....
Wonderful Peace by Warren Cornell
Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight,
rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls
O'er my soul like an infinite calm.
Peace! Peace! wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above;
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,
In fathomless billows of love.
until we see Jesus....face to face
Linking up with Tracy on Winsome Wednesday.