He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me – Psalm 23:3-4.
It’s a beautiful sight to be seen when you’re at a National Park looking at the mountains, looking down at the valley, but it’s difficult when we have a valley experience, a time of trouble or hardship in our lives.
You have to come out of your valley experience if you’re going to experience the abundant life God intends for you to have. This is not something God will do for you; you have to get yourself out of your valley experiences by coming in line with God’s Word and making confessions based on what God’s Word has to say about your situation.
Just because it’s a valley experience does not mean you have to set up camp there. The Psalm states it’s walking through the valley, not making it your home. You can’t wish your trouble or valley experiences away. Confront them, and decide this too shall pass, I’m coming out.
Some valley experience is because we have rejected the principles of God that throw us into valleys and dungeons. We can extract ourselves from the valley of sin by getting up and deciding we will make a new start. Some of the things that get us into valley experiences we were not born with them and will not take with us when we die.
Some actions we carry out will keep us in the valley until we make up our minds we will no longer go against God’s principles. As Christians, we will submit our bodies as living sacrifices. Others are emotions that causes us to go into the valley.
You were not born with fear, anxiety, depression, oppression, or suppression. Make a conscious decision you will not allow them to rule you. You dictate to your mind what you will or will not accept, and the emotions and the body must align with what you have decided.
Don’t stay in the valley of barely making ends meet, robbing Peter to pay Paul. God has invented you with wisdom, knowledge, and the capability to create and to accomplish. Another way you can receive God’s blessings is by giving to others, and it doesn’t have to be monetary; it can be a kind word, a compliment, it could be assisting them with a task.
We all face valley experiences, but it’s up to each of us whether we remain in the valley or climb up to the mountaintop to experience God’s victory. As you face valleys in your life, remember that God is still with you. He has a way for you to escape and come to out of your valley of defeat.