. . . the Valley of the Shadow of Death
We never know where God will lead us-down a road of bleak uncertain times or into a protected canyon of comparative ease and comfort. We do not control our futures-God does. He might lead us away from our homeland to a place where He calls us to rely on Him completely. He might choose to take us through a time of lingering illness, ours or that of a loved one. God might choose to take that loved one home to heaven.
When we have a less-than-perfect day, we should stop and remember God may have something He wants us to learn that might make us better people. No matter what our valley happens to be, we have to go through it. God allows us to have these valleys in our lives to make us stronger.
God lays out our paths. Sometimes we have several conflicting plans--all worthwhile--for an evening. God steps in and leads us to yet another option. God’s input into the list gets the priority. This blogger and a friend lived this scenario in the past few months.
Even if the path we walk is extremely bleak, we aren’t alone. God walks it with us.