The valley should not be a surprise. We must go through it to be refined as men and women of God. Let's be real, as long as we remain in our comfort zones there is no growth and our ego just gets out of control. If we are willing to receive discipline from our Heavenly Father, we will become who we were called to be. This week I hit a couple valleys and leaned on Psalm 23. It seems that God is constantly reminding me of where my true citizenship lies...in Heaven, not earth. Anytime I start to put my home in material/worldly things, He allows a valley and trial to help me re-focus my eyes on Him. Here are the truths I lean on in the valley:
🌀Truth: I get to choose how I will respond (notice I say respond not react)
🌀Truth: If I plant seeds of peace, I will harvest peace.
🌀Truth: If I plant seeds of fear, I will harvest fear.
🌀Truth: I get to choose which seeds I will plant.
🌀Truth: God does not move; He is always present
Today I am grateful to share that this valley has passed but I anticipate more. The best part is that there was a deep message behind this one and I desperately needed to hear it. God is such a sweet loving Father you guys. It brings me to tears every time I think about how He extends His love to me hour by hour and gently calls me back when I stray. I am so thankful that He doesn't leave me to myself.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!