Have you ever been in a valley in life? A natural valley is a depression between two high points. A spiritual valley can be considered a crisis. A crisis is: a difficult or dangerous situation that needs serious attention. A turning point in one's life for the better or worse. An emotionally, physically, or spiritually significant event or radical change that can either debilitate or liberate a your life. In the midst of your crisis is not a time to lose your faith in God; it’s a time to learn more about the God you placed your faith in. Satan wants you to be distracted, discouraged, and depressed in the depression (valley).
How do you get through your valley?
1. Acknowledge the reality of the valley. See Psalm 23:4
Tell God what your going through or what your situation is. (Keep in mind He already knows but He wants you to bring it to Him)
But thereafter Don't confess your issue; don't sensationalize your issue. Rather confess where you want to be. Declare the future you want to see! (Our words frame our world)
2. Announce your response in the valley. See Psalm 23:4
David said "I WILL fear no evil!" Why? Because The Lord is your Shepherd! God never commands our feelings but He will command our Will.
Fear is overcome by WILL not by our FEELINGS!
3. Appeal to the reasons you are in the valley...
Psalms 23:4 says "for You are with me"...
If the Lord is your Shepard, then He is leading you. Therefore, He is leading you into the valley for a reason.
What is He trying to teach you? What does He want you to know? Do you trust Him enough to keep following Him?
Do you believe He can protect you from the wolves that are sure to come?
We get through the valley by trusting God as we enter, go through and are led out of the valley.
Navigate through your crisis, your situation, or valley experience by acknowledging God and the fact that He is with you. No matter how strong you are, you are no match for the devil! You can't win without God.
Remember that the valley leads to another high point in your life called destiny or your destination. In order to get there, you must go through your valleys in life.