Day 27 – Facing Valleys

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,
Pastor Dave

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