Friday, May 12, 2017

The Valley of Blessing

Becoming ill, losing a job or enduring a heartbreak are examples of what some call being in the valley where dread overshadows everything else. The people of Judah experienced this when they heard an invading army was approaching. Their King prayed – if calamity comes…we will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us. God responded – go out to face your enemies tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.

When Judah’s army arrived at the battlefield, their enemies had already destroyed each other. God’s people spend three days collecting the abandoned equipment, clothing and valuables. Before leaving, they assembled to praise God and named the place The Valley Of Berakah, which means Blessing.

God walks with us through the lowest points in our lives. He can make it possible to discover blessings in the valleys.

Dear God, help me not to be afraid when I encounter difficulty. Help me to believe that Your goodness and love will follow me.

God is the master of turning burdens into blessings.

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