"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sometimes your deepest valley is really...

...hope for a new beginning.
I have had lots of questions, e-mails and prayer requests about something I am very familiar with. A place in life where you feel hopeless, you are sick of yourself, you feel as if it couldn't possibly get any worse, you feel abandoned and so far away from God.
You are in a GOOD place.
We get confused between:
and a
Clean Slate!!

Those prayers you say,
"Lord, where are you?"
He has brought you to a place where all you need is HIM!
"I just want to start over!"
He has brought you to rock bottom...a new starting point!
"Could it get any worse...could one more thing go wrong?"
He has brought you as far as needed in order for things to go "right" not always the way you would like, but if you are in His will and asking Him for direction, they will always lead you where you are supposed to be.

Sometimes that "supposed to be" place is not fun, is hard and trying, BUT it is where He has led you so you have peace and a sense of MISSION!!

Sometimes He leads you on a MISSION in the GHETTO of life!!

Have you heard,
"Keep your chin up?...It can only get better?"

That cliche for me interprets as:

Pick yourself up by the bootstraps, put on your big girl/boy panties, look to the LORD and start moving forward. Don't look at your circumstances, just focus on GOD...only He can see the big picture...through the fog in your life. Your only clear line of vision is through Him.


Where you are is okay, even if you are in the deepest valley. It is a new place for you to start climbing!! A place where you can leave all the yuck in your life and start over.
We are all human, we all add and invite yuck into our lives...we all NEED a good valley every now and then.

Psalm 71:19-20
Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you?
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up!


mountain mama said...


one can't fully appreciate reaching the mountain top unless they have been in the valley!

Renata said...

Hi Rossie
You have no idea how much I needed to read this right now!

Thank you