I hear this question over and over these days – are we going to get through these difficult times? Itâ€™s easy to get discouraged during the tough times. Have you ever gone through something that felt like the valley of the shadow of death? But I love what it says in todayâ€™s verse, â€œthough I walk through.â€ This phrase gives us hope.
I know these are hard times with sickness and bereavement at record rates, but know this – you are not alone, and you are just walking through. You donâ€™t have to stop and live in the tough times! They are only temporary. Donâ€™t allow fear to paralyse you in the middle of â€œthe valley of the shadow of death.â€ God is with you. He is walking beside you. He is strengthening you. He is making a way of escape for you. He will carry you if He has to. He is lining up people and situations to bring you out of these tough places into a place of strength and victory!
Today, why donâ€™t you get a vision of your life on the other side of that trial. See your life without the loss and bereavement of the pandemic more loving, more faithful, stronger and more blessed than before. Keep moving forward and keep walking through. Donâ€™t stay in fear. Press forward in faith into the victory God has prepared for you!
â€œThough I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…â€ (Psalm 23:4, NKJV)Â
Yahweh, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life, I pray I will never take it for granted. Father, please continue to walk with me even in these hard times of sickness, death and uncertainty. God, I pray for a vision of the other side of this trial, trusting that You are taking me through my circumstances to a place of victory and strength, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.