During seasons of life we experience valleys and mountain tops. For those fighting to overcome drug and alcohol addictions, much time is spent in the valley during recovery, even for the family members of those affected by chemical dependencies. You stand, fight, and try to climb out of the valley. This is something we encourage and support in recovery. However, the method in which one handles the valley can make all the difference in one’s recovery.
“This is what the LORD says: This dry valley will be filled with pools of water! You will see neither wind nor rain, says the LORD, but this valley will be filled with water. You will have plenty for yourselves and your cattle and other animals. But this is only a simple thing for the LORD, for he will make you victorious over the army of Moab! You will conquer…” 2 King 3:16-19 NLT
As we learn to trust God and surrender our way to Him, we allow Him to do miracles for us. Our hope and goal is to get out of the valley, but God’s ways are different from ours. You may not know how you will ever get out of the valley… your circumstances may look bleak, your relationships broken, and your hope for a better future appears dim. This is time to rely on God and His word, not our understanding or efforts. Although you may not see wind nor rain, God will fill your valley with water and you will have plenty. He will make you victorious!
Do you need a new perspective of your vision in the valley?
Have you been trying to climb out? If so, how?
Are you putting your confidence in God’s way or your way?