A valley is a low plain; a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation; any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding; such as the valley of despair.
When you are in a valley, you can do one of two things – not move (remain stagnant) or move upward. When you experience valleys of life such as the betrayal of a friend; the loss of a loved one; or financial disaster, God does not want you to stay in the valley; He wants you to come up out of the valley.
Many people choose to stay in the valley because they lose hope and then experience despair. They lose hope because they depend upon people rather than God, to help them come up out of the valley.
God wants you to come up Higher. However, you must desire to come out of the state of lowliness, and rise to higher ground. God desires for you to grow and go from one level to another level; constantly climbing until you reach the top of the mountain, where you can remain if you trust and obey God.
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)
Remember, you can always depend on Jesus Christ, He is always there for you, and will always supply your every need.
“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
God will always lead you on the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness.
Abide in Me (Jesus)
Abide in Jesus and He will not depart.
He will flow blessings to you from the start.
Remember that He is Lord of your life,
And through Him you can avoid strife.
He is always with you, no matter what comes your way.
Just trust in His Word (promises) and you will be well on your way to reaching new heights of wisdom and understanding.
Never veer from your God-given purposes each day,
Because God will constantly reveal them to you every step of the way.
Don’t be conformed to this world of wickedness,
Focus on staying on the straight and narrow road of righteousness.
© 2000 Karmen A. Booker
You are of value.
Don’t be afraid to hold your head high when you cross the valleys in the twilight.
You got to make it through the night
Before you reach the mountain top and see daylight.
Once you reach the top of the mountain,
Your victory does not end there BECAUSE you got to remain within the light.
The light is truth revealed by GOD.
© 1992 Karmen A. Yorker
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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which creates an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’
She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God. Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/ to learn more about our ministry resources.