This devotion is in line with what I’ve been sharing throughout this month. I would venture to guess that the majority of people in this country are in the same boat with the struggles of daily life. Somedays are worse than others and some situations are worse than others BUT we have to remember that God is always with us. Even if you are an unbeliever – God loves you and desires a relationship with you. You can never do anything and I mean anything so bad that God won’t forgive and cast away as far from the East to the West! That is an amazing promise that he has given us and we should all take comfort in it.
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…”
(Psalm 23:4, NKJV)
Have you ever gone through something and felt like it was the valley of the shadow of death? During the tough times, it’s easy to get discouraged. But I love what it says in today’s verse, “though I walk through…”
No matter what you are facing today, know this: you are not alone, and you are just walking through. You don’t have to stop and live in the tough times! They are only temporary. I encourage you today; don’t allow fear to paralyze you in the middle of “the valley of the shadow of death.” Remember, God is with you. He is walking beside you. He is strengthening you. He is making a way of escape for you. He is lining up people and situations to bring you out of that tough place into a place of strength and victory.
Today, don’t give up! Press on and walk through! Start to get a vision of your life on the other side. See yourself more loving, more faithful, stronger and more blessed than ever before. As you keep moving forward and walking through, you will get to the other side and walk in the victory God has prepared for you!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Thank You for walking with me even in the hard times. I trust that You are taking me through my circumstances to a place of victory and strength in Jesus’ name. Amen.
-from Joel and Victoria
What an amazing read – I hope you found it as comforting as I! God bless =)