David knew the Lord as his Shepherd. Therefore, he lacked nothing.
• The Good Shepherd would lead him – make him rest in green pastures and lead him into renewal beside quiet waters.
• The Great Shepherd would restore his soul – bring him refreshing or seek his retrieval.
• The Chief Shepherd would guide him in paths of righteousness.
And when David was walking through a valley, he could affirm, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
We all go through valleys in life: hard times, emotional struggles, financial pressures, physical afflictions, mental stresses, social tensions, spiritual conflicts.
Who knew we would add a global pandemic and all its resulting effects to our list of valleys.
Yet Jesus actually predicted, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33).
• After climbing the Mountain of Triumph, you may descend into the Valley of Trouble.
• After scaling the Mountain of Success, you may slide into the Valley of Humiliation.
• After ascending the Mountain of Blessing, you may find yourself in the Valley of a Dark Night.
Yet even in the “darkest valley”, you are not alone. God is there with you. And God will lead you through.
This is God’s Word for you today,