Ain’t No Valley Low Enough
Posted: Tuesday, August 21
1 Corinthians 14:1-17
Verse of the Day:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised. (Job 1:21)
In the story of Job, he was considered VERY wealthy and he lost EVERYTHING. He lost his livestock, servants and children. I don’t think anyone would question that Job was thrown into a deep valley of pain and sorrow. But in all of this he never cursed God. Instead he praised Him.
The past 8 months have been a rollercoaster for me. I have been high on a mountain top but mostly down in the valley. In January, I found out I was expecting and then in February we lost the baby. Then in June we were excited to find out that we were expecting again! On July 31st, I went to my first doctor appointment and we had an ultra sound. I was so excited to see this little baby. Well, during the ultrasound I was informed that the sweet precious gift we were given didn’t have a heartbeat. We were devastated. At first I thought “Why me, God? I love you, I serve you. How can this happen again? Why me?” Well God laid this on my heart “Why not you?” Let that sink in for a minute.
In John 16:33, Jesus said “I have told you these things….In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
“Wow! Yes Lord. What a great reminder to praise Him no matter where I find myself. If I am having a great moment on the mountain top, Praise God. If I find myself in an overwhelming valley, Praise God.”