Psalms 121:1-2 “I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from?!?! My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth!” We believe that we are in one of those seasons of life where the Father is refining us in our faith, devotion, and finances. It is one of those times that you don’t really look forward to it but just about half way through you start to understand why and can appreciate it. I don’t know that a valley in life is ever welcomed or enjoyable but I do know and say with confidence that it is needed!
“Why would a loving and caring God let this happen to me,!” I am sure that you have heard that a time or two and probably even from a believer. I am sure that I have even been the one to say that a time or two. The more I learn about the purpose my life has in the kingdom I ask why wouldn’t He allow these hard times to take place in our lives.(James 1:2-4) Anyone who has ever been through a valley can look back and see how the Father help you in His hand the entire time.
This is the place where God teaches you the lessons that you wouldn’t have normally learned. This is the place where God reveals Him self to you like you have never seen Him.(Glory and Power Psalms 63:2)This is the place where God molds you and shapes you into the person that He wants you to be. This is the place where God prepares you for the task that He has for you. This is the place where God directs your paths and life.
Lets not worry and be anxious (Phil.4:4-7)but rejoice. Lets praise Him and give Him all the Glory! He will uphold and rescue his children. Psalms 23:3-4, “He restores my soul, He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for you are my rod and staff that comforts me.”