Everyone goes through a valley. As we go through life, there will be hills and there will be valley’s. There will be high times and low times. There will be great times where everything will just fall into place. But the valley’s will not be so great. They can be painful, hurtful, and disappointment.
Valley’s are a low point in our lives, it can be irrational, emotional. financial, or spiritual. Sometimes it is so low we can’t even explain it because we are confused ourselves.
But there is good news for us in the midst of these valleys. There will always better days. We can expect to find springs in the hills and mountains. What’s amazing is we can find springs in the valley also.
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hillsDeuteronomy 8:7
If we notice that while we are in a valley, God provides springs of refreshing. The fact of the valley is part of God’s plan for you and I.
God is the God of the hills as well as the valley. God is available and is at work in our lives whether you are on the hillside, on top of the mountain or in the lowest valleys.
Life is made up of hills and valleys.
A valley can be discouraging and disappointing, it can be depressing. A valley can be doubt thinking that you will never get through a problem.
A valley can be a discouragement or depression. Life is moving in a direction you do not want to go. You’ll wonder where in the world is God going in my life.
The enemy wants you to think that when you are in the valley of trouble that God is absent. While God isn’t absent, it can be harder to see his light, but we just have to look closer – He is always there.
Remember that God is the hills is also the Gof of the valleys.
We will not live out entire lives in the hills or the mountains. We will not escape all the low points in life,
We will not always have health and wealth in our lives. There will also be trials by fire, disappointments. But we need to remember that Jesus was crucified. The apostle Paul wrote most of his books while he was in jail. Moses was 40 years in the wilderness before God greatly used him. King David was in hiding for 17 years.
King David’s thought his was going to die at the hand of his enemy Saul. But instead God raised him up.
Life can be that way.
Do you know what’s a danger when you are a valley? Instead of passing through the valley, we believe we own the valley. We don’t want to own the valley. Keep looking for the light.
Beloved, don’t be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.1 Peter 4:12
But man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.Job 5:7
Valleys are like a school designed to teach us and mature us. Valleys are very important.
Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.Jacob 1:2-4
That the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Yeshua the Messiah.1 Peter 1:7
We will not always know why we went through a trial. Some valley experiences will not be explained why in this life time. There are some things that do get answered in this life.
We can enter the valleys because we are unspiritual, or God is pruning us, so we will grow.
The valleys we visit:
- The Valley Of Bachor. The valley of weeping and sorrow.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are always praising you. Bless are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage (Journey). passing through the valley of weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.Psalm 84:4-6
There are valleys that literally bring you to tears. It is a valley where tears become part of your life. But as you are in the valley of tears, God’s word says you can make or convert it into a spring, transforming tragedies into triumphs.
You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change the way you look at your circumstances.
Your problem can either push you down, or you can stand on your problems and push them down.
There are some things in life we cannot fix. When we come to a river, we build a bridge. When we get hungry and we don’t want to cook, we go to a restaurant. But there are some things in life we can do nothing about. We cannot fix the attitude that is in that of another person.
The Valley Of Achor. Where you cause trouble for yourself and others..
This is where you cause trouble for yourself and others. It is caused by being selfish and greedy. God had given the command that when the city of Jericho is captured, everything in the city belongs to God. But Achan decided to take what was God’s as his.Joshua 7:24-26
He though no one would know.
Do you know how you trouble yourself and others?
Unconfessed sin or hidden sin or hidden habits.
If we live in unconfused sin or hidden sin thinking it will not affect others. We will surly enter the valley of Achor.
Every time a person goes through a valley of trouble , there is always a door of Hope. If we want to leave the valley of trouble, we must go through the door of Hope. We must decide to take action. When we do, we’ll walk out of the valley of trouble through the door of hope and back into the wide place of God’s blessing.
Satan will tell you, “ No, you’re in the valley and you’ve got to stay there. You can’t get out. It’s a valley with no exit.”
I have met people who have been in the valley of trouble for 10-15 years. When they realize what got them there and how easy it would be to walk through the door of hope into God’s blessing, I wonder, “Why didn’t someone tell them?”
You may be stuck in the valley of trouble, but there’s always a door. You must simply decide to go through it.
If you’re in the valley of Achor (trouble) to avoid judgement you need to examine yourself.
But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup (communion).1 Corinthians 11:28
For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgement to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. But if we judge ourselves rightly, we will not be judged.1 Corinthians 11:29-31
The Valley Of Discussion Or Indecision.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. For the day of the Lord is near,in the valley of decision.Joel 3:14
The worst time to make a decision is when you are in a valley. God says, pray and ask make no decisions until I answer and guide you in the way you should go.
The Valley Of No Spiritual Refreshing.We may be in a valley of drought. Our souls seem like a dust desert.
The Valley Of Dry Bones.
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and be brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones; I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.Ezekiel 37: 1-14
Choose to learn from your valleys.
As you go through your valley God will teach you, if you let Him. Ask; “Lord do you wish to teach me from the valley I am in right now.’
When you’re in a valley m don’t forget the Word of God, don’t forget to pray, and don’t forget to be with other believers. Get people to pray with you and for you.
Live life with a mission. That is to serve God. Choose to be involved in a ministry.
If you are in a valley, don’t deny that you are in a valley.
Don’t try and hurry through a valley. I have found if you try and hurry through a valley you will soon find yourself in the same Valley. Learn all you can from the valley you are in, so you done have to be in it again.
Don’t blame others for your valley. Accept that God is trying to equip you for the future,