Journey: The act of traveling from one place to another, especially when involving a considerable distance; a trip.
Valley: A long depression in the land surface, usually containing a river, formed by erosion or by movements in the earth’s crust.
A Journey Through the Valley is an expression of life. Let’s think about it… Everyone has to travel an internal and external distance. Biologically, we grow physically and mentally. We travel this life getting to know ourselves. We receive nurturing from parents, a parent, or a caregiver. We really don’t know what’s to life until we discover it; until we discover us. So, we travel this distance and we go from one place or space to another. We hit walls and corners and find ourselves at a place that we can’t move. So we think.
This journey is designed for you to discover your abilities and the internal Spirit that lives in you. If you are a believer of Jesus Christ or not, you know there’s an inner power that’s greater than you. It’s that valley experience that causes you to discover your emotions and truth. It challenges you to think beyond your own pride and unforgiveness. Most valleys still have some sign that life is still possible. Its rivers may look dried up with very little water; but there’s hope.
So, in chapter two there’s a poem called “Get Off the Boat”. I had been trying to figure out why God would have me to still encourage people while I was going through my own emotional rollercoaster. He had already sent a remedy and I couldn’t see it. I loved Rosetta, Tina, Ralph, K Fuller, Robert, Bernard, Charlie, Kenny, and others who were no longer with us. But God said, I AM always with you. Grief, single mother, and financial struggles had me at a place of despair. But God said, there’s a “New Beginning”.
My friends, through the journey you must surrender your mind, body, heart, and spirit to God. Although I was walking through this valley, I knew God was with me. Let’s get through this week and discover one more GREAT thing about US and GOD! Baby steps… Just walking through…
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou (God) art with me; thy (God’s) rod and thy (God’s) staff they comfort me.