Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
No matter how dark things may seem. No matter how alone we may field. We are not alone. Even in the darkest valley, also known as the “valley of the shadow of death”, we can find comfort in the knowledge that God is with us.
This Psalm does not promise that God will pluck us out of the valley of the shadow of death. In this Psalm, David, a great warrior and king, proclaims that he is confident that God will protect and comfort him as he travels through this valley. And that God will provide everything he need (Psalm 23:5).
We do not have to let fear paralyze us. God will guide us through these difficulties. It is our responsibility to trust, listen and follow.
This time or situation in your life may be like a dark valley. Take courage that others, such as King David in this Psalm, made it through dark times by trusting in God. Many others share similar experiences.
You do not have to go through dark times alone!
If you have an encouraging story (testimony) please share it in the comments/reply section. It does us good to hear good news!