Comfort in the Valley


Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Trekking has become a popular pastime, especially in recent years. Able-bodied people of all ages head out to the hills on the holidays to conquer yet another peak. Climbing up a hill is a strenuous affair, but many enthusiasts take it up as a challenge and press on unhindered towards their goal.

But think for a moment about someone who isn’t able to climb that hill because of some limitation. They are left alone – it’s growing dark, and they’re feeling tired, overwhelmed, and scared. I imagine that’s what David had in mind when he penned this psalm. Grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression can cast a shadow that wipes out any trace of joy in a person’s life. But that valley is not the destination – the hilltop is.

If you feel like you’re walking through a dark valley alone, with a shadow hanging over your head, remember, you’re not alone. You don’t have to fear evil because a good God is watching over you. Even if you feel all alone, you can trust that God is with you – to comfort, protect, guide, and provide for you. He has promised to never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

One Comment

  1. Ramakrishna
    08 Feb 2021 06:22:58 Reply

    Praise God Pastor. Amen Amen Hallelujah. This promise is for me. Even though my afflictions are many. Lord is with me, I am not alone, He Will go before me. He comforts me, guides and leads me holding my right hand. On every situation He’s my friend, though is King He’s my brother. He’s my all in all, my everything.
    Thank you Abba father for your visible grace. The grace that was with our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is with all of us. I pray and submit, adore Him in the mighty name of Jesus i pray. Amen

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