Scripture: Psalms 23:1-6
Every one of us goes through valley experiences in our lives. In fact these valley experiences are a part of life. Every time we go through these valley experiences we tend to wonder why God allows us to go through them. In the Psalms 23, David is speaking of a deep, dark valley where there seems to be no ray of light, and you feel like you are not going to make it. But, valleys are not dead-end streets; and, the disappointments, frustrations, discouragements, and dilemmas of life although they are valleys, shouldn’t be classified as a disaster.
Point #2 – God Will Meet You In the Valley. – The average Christian experiences both the mountaintop and the valley. We do so because life is filled with ups and downs. The truth is, if you’re like me, most of the time you live your life in the valley. The valley is very different than the mountaintop. The valley is where life becomes challenging. The valley is where many battles are fought and where feelings are hurt and attitudes are developed. The valley is the place in life where we struggle everyday with fears and painful circumstances. The valley for us is inevitable, because we find ourselves there for various reasons. It may spiritual warfare, or the actions of others, or because of our own rebellious actions, or even due to the hand of God Himself. Whichever, we will find ourselves in the valley. The mountaintop is where we come to meet God; but, the valley is where God comes to meet us.
Point #2 – God Will Meet You In the Valley. – As we struggle during our time in the valley, David reassures you and me that we can make it through. Just remember that after every mountaintop experience, there is a valley. You’re either going into one, coming out of one, or in the midst of a valley. Jesus made this very clear to us, when He said, “In the world you shall have tribulations: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” You will have many trials and sorrows, and there will be people who will misunderstand you, criticize you, talk evil about you, and judge you unfairly, in the valley.