Keep on Walking
Pastor Tanya Ward
Too many of us stop in the middle. We can't get even a glimpse of the door of hope, so we sit down. I know; I've done it. But if you believe that the valley is only a way of passage through to the mountain heights, the only logical thing to do is get back up and keep moving again.
This means that if you find yourself in a valley right now, keep on walking. As you walk, you will be gaining new strength so that you will be capable of climbing the mountain when you get there. And once you get high enough up on the mountainside, your perspective will change about the valley of trouble behind you.
You will surely exclaim, "Why, that valley is full of flowers. Just look at them! Look at that rushing brook. Look at that green grass. I must have missed it when I was down there!"
You will be so glad you kept walking. You will echo the words of Psalm 84:11-12: "...The Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
God's Word will be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path It is a hope that lights up the darkness. God's Word will light up any night you are walking through.
God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent. He is omni-omni! He will take care of you.
Swamped with decisions and options, you might choose right and you might choose not-so-right. You might choose the right door at the right time, or you might choose it out of timing. But because God causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28), He will scoop up your mistakes and miscalculations, blend them in with your successes and obedience, and come up with a blessing.
He will always see you through as long as you lean in His direction. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths"
The only reason you may feel a little off-balance is that when you are leaning, you are putting yourself at risk of falling. But you already knew that trusting faith is spelled R-I-S-K!!! Keep on Walking.