Hi everyone! Have not been through here in some time but always enjoy reading thoughts of brothers and sisters as life happens, as it does to us all.
I love the mountain top! Man, the basking in the light and love of God just makes me want to explode into grateful songs and praises. God is good, His grace is unmeasurable, and His love fills me to overflowing.....
I hate the valley! Man, the depths are so deep, the darkness is so surrounding, heavy clouds and depression are all around me....
I`ll bet everyone here knows both of those places. We all know them so well. What is the difference between the glorious mountain top and the deep valley? Does the Lord of our life walk away for a while? Would a God who loves me more than I can ever know just leave for a while? Why do bad things happen to good people? Who has not asked themselves THAT question?
Oh how easy it is to trust the Lord on top of that mountain. Takes no effort, no strain, just hold out your arms and soak in the goodness of our God!!
"Without fire there is no refining, without flood there is no rescue..." All God has ever asked is for us(His children) to believe what He says and to trust Him. Have we ever heard, when deep, deep in that valley...."Do you trust me?" "Do you REALLY trust me?" "You said you did up on that mountain top, but now, RIGHT NOW, do you trust me?"
God never leaves His child, not ever. He is closer than your heartbeat, nearer than your next breath. and encompasses you closer than your skin. I do hate the valley, but it is there where I hear my God speaking to me in that voice, that calming, sweet, loving voice and asking..."Do you trust me to do for you what I said I would do?"
Have you ever been ashamed to be in the valley?
May God bless you all. I know He will because He said He would.
Your brother in Christ,