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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, December 20, 2013

V is for Valley

A to Z blog hop at Patterings.
Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4

I have to admit - I've been in the midst of a valley lately. Ever have one of those seasons where you're hit with too many things at once and all you want to do is go to bed and wake up to find it was all a dream?

Yeah. 

That's where I am right now. I see glimpses of sunshine from time to time only to be overwhelmed by another storm again. I have to admit - it's not a fun place to be. I'd much rather be on that mountain top, experiencing life at it's finest. But we can't always stay on the mountains. It's often only through the desert and darkest valleys that God can teach us valuable lessons.

He promises to be with us... through the valleys, through the trials of life, through the good times. He promised in Hebrews 13:5b, "...or He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." I take comfort in that.

So where are you today - on the mountain top or in the valley? Can you praise Him despite your circumstances?

4 comments:

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

I so understand! I've heard that "it's the most fertile in the valley." That's an interesting concept and worth pondering. I hope your time to shine will be soon in arriving.

Digging for Pearls said...

Thank you, Barbara. You have no idea how much your kind words mean to me. I love your quote, 'it's the most fertile in the valley.' Thank you for sharing that with me. Blessings to you.

Karla Akins said...

Most of my 2013 was one deep valley. It came in torrential waves and didn't stop. I've been praying for you! Hugs.

Digging for Pearls said...

Thanks for praying, Karla. I've been praying for you too.