“Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength…” (Psalms 84: 5-7)
Let your strength be in God. When we lean on His power and His Love, we are able to endure and even to really flourish. The valley of Baca referred to here is also called the Valley of Weeping. When we seem to find ourselves lost in grief, discouragement, frustration, or pain; when we feel lost and alone or afraid, we have a ready reliance and a blessing at hand.
Those very valleys of hardship are precious and often necessary opportunities to give up personal bravery and responsibility and to allow ourselves to humbly let God be God. The Almighty is able to carry you through those low places, wiping your tears away; reminding you of what is true and real and right; telling you that your life is not at the mercy of matter and that you are not the one who carries all the cares on your shoulders.
God is our guide and our protection. He is strong and wise and loving. His leading is loving and natural. It is step by step, day by day, strength to strength. Personal courage is not needed. Rest your weary self on the true power of God and find the real and steady strength of a sweet and satisfying release to the power and presence of God’s Love.
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