The Darkest Valleys

The moments we feel helpless and hopeless are the moments we must humbly seek God through prayer.

The valleys are the seasons of darkness that God is using to develop you not destroy you!

Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6

Prayer is our direct link to God. Even when we do not know what to ask for the Holy Spirit presents our petitions to God in a manner that He will hear and answer.

Consider this: I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is there anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 NLT

Ask God to reveal the characteristics in your life that are displeasing. Most of us struggle with faith. When all is well and we are happy and content, we shout, “Hallelujah!.” Even so, in our low times are we still happy and praising God?

Although I spent thousands of hours studying nursing theory, it was the clinical practice that proved my knowledge, and skills of judgment and critical thinking in giving care to my patients. Faith is belief in God when we are on mountain highs and in valley lows. Faith is knowing and believing that the Almighty takes impossible situations and works them out for our good and His glory.

When we are walking through the valley of darkness, it is a journey in which we move forward with God. We are never alone!

Psalm 23 is the expression of having faith in God and a powerful proclamation of God’s love and presence in every situation that we face.

God, we are not feeling our best right now. But we know that you are doing a great work of transformation within us. Thank you for loving us and taking time to develop our characters. In Jesus’ mighty name, we pray. Amen.

© 2021 Sonya Johnson Ruiz