Saturday, February 6, 2021

When You Walk Through the Valley

(I wrote this post three years ago, but I felt strongly that there are some of us who needed to read it again for this time and season.)

"So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess... for He Who promised is reliable, sure and faithful to His Word." Hebrews 10:23 AMPC

Why is it that sometimes it seems as though winter is twice as long as the other seasons? There have been years when it felt like spring would never come. Yet, it inevitably did come. There has never been a year that winter lasted forever. There has never been a year when spring didn't come.

There are times when a season of waiting on God for an answer to prayer or a season of testing and trial can seem to stretch on forever.  I call them the valley times. No one chooses or enjoys being in a valley of difficulty but we will all face a valley season at one time or another.

There are two things that have helped me to survive the valley seasons in my life. The first is to keep on walking.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, February 7th, at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Amen! Such encouragement that He brings us through the valley. It is not our home nor stopping place. We keep moving on and through in Him. Such wonderful encouragement!

  2. True, there are times that we don't want to keep on walking, but miraculously, we do. We can't help it. Even if we don't realize it, God will hold up and walk us through difficult times.

    1. I think of that verse from the Song of Solomon about how she comes out of the wilderness leaning on her beloved. Oh, how I want to come out of the valley leaning on Jesus!

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    1. That blesses my heart that this blessed you in some way!


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