Hills & Valleys – The Valleys of Trouble and Weeping
If you’re finding yourself walking through a difficult situation, or a season of continuous crying, you are most likely in The Valley of Trouble and Weeping. Through these valleys, we can hold on to the comfort of knowing that God will NEVER waste a hurt. God does not just let things happen to happen so trust Him in the darkness!
Has there been a situation that you thought was over—and God had healed you from it—but as time passed, it came up again? Some stubborn issues or sins will keep chasing you as long as you’re alive but the SAME God who defeated it the first time will do it again! He doesn’t do it the
same way—usually ever. For Him it’s not about changing the battle, it’s about changing YOU! When the Israelites walked around the mountain for 40 years, He wasn’t trying to change the mountain, he was trying to change THEM!
Pain is a part of the process and it WILL produce fruit. Pain is a gift, pain will make you pause and realize you can’t keep doing what you’re doing.
We have to recognize that we can’t experience healing unless we’ve been hurt. We have to be okay with the unfiltered version of ourselves because that’s the version God works with. So, the next time you’re hurting and broken, the next time you can’t shake a sin or pain, the next time you can keep yourself from crying, know that He is near to the broken hearted and He is weeping right there with you. He will meet you in a valley where He has placed you in, or even in a valley you have stumbled in on your own. Ask God for help; cry out to Him! Pride will always rob you of full submission and obedience to God. Seek to hear His voice and His cries in those valleys and take heart because He has overcome the WORLD! In God, and in Him alone, you WILL have peace!
- Do you find yourself in The valleys of Trouble and Weeping?
- Has there been an area in your life that has been defeated before, only to come backagain and again?
- Is there a Valley you have gotten yourself into?
- What are some practical ways to remain peaceful in the difficult Valleys?