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Ain’t No Valley Low Enough

Posted: Tuesday, August 21

 Amanda Wegner // Nursery Director

Amanda Wegner // Nursery Director

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Job 1:1-3:26
1 Corinthians 14:1-17
Psalm 37:12-29
Proverbs 21:25-26

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.”

 

Whatever you are going through, do you have the faith to respond like Job and praise God? Remember, when the hillsides of your valley feel overwhelming, Praise the name of the Lord from the bottom to the top. God will help you out of it.