How many times have we walked through the valley, everything within us screaming to us that we’re not going to make it or that something bad is going to happen to us? If we’d be honest with ourselves, we’d all have to say we’ve been there one time or another. Every child of God(born-again believer) at some time in their life will face dark hours, or days, or even months, when they feel so isolated and alienated by God and His presence. If that’s where you are today I hope this message will minster to you in your time of need. Love in Christ.
“Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.” Psalm 91:5-7
But the Word gives us hope to hang on to as we journey through the valley. Many times there is a still small voice that speaks a comforting word or just a quick feeling of “safety” that suddenly hits in the middle of the night. It’s almost as if we can hear the Father say “Peace!” and suddenly the storm raging around us calms to a balmy peace!
These are precious times, times when our minds are being flooded with fear and doubt but also a time that God makes His presence known. They’re intimate times, personal moments that nobody can take away or dispute with you about! It is during these times that our faith is stretched to “hold on”, but that stretching also causes growth that is not easily reversed! Growth is produced when God confirms His Word in our hearts and in our lives, and we know that we know that we know He has heard our cry, seen our trouble, and moved in our situation.
We truly have nothing to be afraid of. No terror by night, no arrow flying during the daytime, no pestilence, no destruction … God has us in the palm of His hand.