Have you every stood in a dark valley knowing that there is an opening ahead that will lead you out, but fearing the walk that you have to make to get to that opening?  

You stumble, stump your toes, step on some nails, but in order to get out you must keep on going, because if you stop, you will never get out to experience the light of the day.  

Well this is exactly how I am feeling at the moment as I write this post.

A few days ago my 28 year old son when to bed, and slept off into glory. He had just left my house after watching a basketball game.  This wonderful gift from God was one of the best things that He could have blessed me with, I watched him grow up, graduate from college, buy himself a home, get a good job, fall in love and just being so very happy I forgot he was on loan to me from God and that I was just his steward. So when the unexpected happened my world collapsed around me, sending me into a dark valley.  I sat in the valley stunned, afraid to even move, just simple groping around, but then I heard that sweet small voice as it whispered these scriptures in my ears.  

Psalm 23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Isaiah 43: 2-When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Job 13:15.  Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Job 19:2.  For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] he shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth:

I am wobbly but I believe every word of every one of these verses He keeps whispering in my ears.  Satan thought He had me.  He forgot I was not alone but had beside me a great big wonderful God. I do not pretend to understand all that is happening at the moment, but know that God is getting ready to use this for His Glory.

So if you are at this moment going through a dark valley as I am, don’t stop.  Keep going, knowing that He will be there with you as He is presently with me.
In His Service


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  1. Tanya Bourne

    I love you Aunt Vilma.

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