When we think of a valley we typically think of a lower elevation or as defined by dictionary.com “any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding, or the like: the valley of despair”. To be on the mountain top is basically a good thing. To many of us the mountaintop is symbolic of our arrival after a period of great struggle. But what of the valley’s? How do you see your valley’s? It may be a matter of perspective. When you find yourself in the valley, Psalms 23 reminds us “ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, .for thou art with me. We may have to walk through the valley but assuredly it should be as we are on our way up and out. To walk through suggest that you should not STAY there. We do not have to stay in the valley. It is a part of the journey, not the end of the journey. God is with us, in and through every valley and without a doubt because he is there, there is nothing to fear and Psalms 23 assures us that God is with us.
Why are we, the Redeemed of the one true and living God, running around in Valley’s? There will be transitional places but we do not have to continue to wander off course and into those valleys. God has given us promises of great things and it is in those promises we can choose to walk. We are not a victim, we are victors, we are not beneath, we are above. It is up to each of us to choose to walk in the authority that God has given us to rule over all areas of our life. No one can define who we are and where we can go in this walk. We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; We do not belong in the valley but on the mountain top.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;