Faith in the Valley

How do you have faith when God allows things you wish He wouldn’t?

What then?

God is sovereign over all.

Yes, our world is broken.

But nothing happens in this life without first filtering through God’s hands.

God’s hands hold our future before it is ever brought to us.

His sovereign knowledge over all things perfectly decides things He allows and does not allow.

There’s comfort in that.

Comfort in knowing all things have first been held in His hands.

Isaiah 55: 8-9 reminds us “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Because God knows the beginning from the end, His ways and thoughts include the big picture.

Way more than little ole us.

He thinks beyond our momentary crisis.

He wants to shape our long term character.

His sight is beyond our day’s irritation or foul mood.

His purposes are to mold us into the person He sees us as.

The way He already sees us.

God has great plans for us.

But will we cooperate?

All comes back to trust.

What if God wants to use your trials to bless others?

To quicken the healing of their wounds?

In order to do that you must walk through, successfully to the other side of the valley.

But I don’t want the valley.

I didn’t ask for the valley.

My friend’s valley’s never look as deep as mine.

It’s not fair.

I know.

More importantly, God knows.

He sees it all.

Remember, He knows the beginning from the end.

And that includes yours.

He saw you years before you were born and He knows when you’ll join Him in heaven.

And everything in between.

He also sees how you can be.

But only with His help.

He sees you whole.

Happy.

Trusting Him with all things like a small child.

Place your trust back into His capable hands.

Give your worries and fears back to Him.

And trust Him with your future.

After all, He’s already there.

Photos by Rich Martello, David Marcu, niko photos, and Hugo Fergusson on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “Faith in the Valley

  1. Well said. When God led us through the valley of despair it was the hardest thing we ever experienced but He never left our side. Even though He led us into, through and out of homelessness, poverty and trial He was faithful. With each day that passed our trust in Him grew. Even though He let us go hungry, cold and suffer He also let us see just how faithful and gracious He is. No matter the valley God will ALWAYS be with you through it.

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    • Amen! Our witness to God’s provision whether emotional or physical speaks to His love for us. Personal testimonials are powerful as people can really relate to His continued presence. My about me page shares my trials, but they don’t end there! Blessings!

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