If you were to read the social media feed of your friends you might be inclined to believe that they go from mountain top to mountain top. Don’t blame your “friends” that is the nature of the social media feed. But it can make your personal valley feel a little more intense. One of the key words in valleys is loneliness. This means that one of the key words of healing during time in the valley is “presence”.
When I am in the valley I want to feel like I am not alone. Job’s friends had it right, before they started talking, by simply being with Job. God knows how to help us when we are going through the valley. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me.” (Psalm 23:4)
One of the things that I am learning right now about prayer is a powerful element of the journey is simply acknowledging that He is with me. Simply being silent and enjoying His company is prayer. This can be powerful in the valley. If I don’t know what to say just sitting there and being with Him can bring healing to my heart. I am not alone.
Although not the point of this post let me end this with a song to encourage you that if you are in a hard spot it is not forever. Tunnel by Third Day