It can be humiliating but i believe it is wise to admit or appreciate the fact that sometimes we don’t have all the answers to the questions life poses. We thank God for science, but irrespective of how much scientific knowledge has tried for the past century or so, it has not been able to successfully explain away the existence of God or the Supernatural. God is not matter to be proofed in the test tubes of the laboratories. No one has seen the wind before but we see it effects when in action.
Just us you don’t need anyone to convince you of the wind when in motion, you cannot encounter God and not know it. No way!. It is as clear as night and day.
In this day and age when wickedness and cruelty is walking naked on our streets with impunity, no where is safe any longer. America with all its sophisticated security capabilities could not detect 9/11. What algorithm or scientific experiment can explain why every little detail escaped them on that unfortunate day. There are a lot that has happened in history that are yet to be unraveled by experts.
Many are helpless and clueless in the face of life’s questions whilst others look on in amazement because it came as a pop quiz to them; without any prior notice or warning. Whether the writings were on the wall or it came as a pop quiz, knowing how to answer properly is what it takes to turn today’s mountains into tomorrow’s testimonies.
You cannot answer properly if you do not know the mind of God concerning the situation and the controversy that surrounds you. It is not how hefty or muscular you look or how intellectually sophisticated you are; knowing the will of God is the master key that unlocks the doors of divine wisdom to deal with the situation.
A valley is a low land area in between hills or mountains. A valley most importantly may be a situation or circumstance that humiliates, limits and incapacitates you. Each would have a valley one time or the other if we have not already.The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
The valley experience can be the boot-camp necessary to build the resilience and toughness needed to succeed in the battlefield of life. It’s part of the process because you will not appreciate the mountain top until you have been to the valley. The experience in the valley is that which builds character in you to sustain you at the mountain top. It is dangerous to be put on the mountain top when you have not yet been to the valley.
There are always decisions to the made especially when we are in the valley. The quality of the decision we make can lead us to the mountain top or cause us to perish in the valley. A whole generation perished in the wilderness because the said “We are not able to possess the land which God has promised”. Why will you choose to perish in the valley when same can catapult you to the mountain top.
Learning to cry out to God for help when in the valley of decision is the master key to turning around one’s captivity. David cried out when he was in trouble and said “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I”.
Jabez was in the valley even though he was destined to be at the mountain top. His mother called him Jabez because she said i bore him with sorrow, so sorrow became his companion. But one day he became tired of his situation and cried out for help; (And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested).
When was the last time you cried out to Him. You have complained and talked to everyone else except God. He loves you tenderly and is yearning to hear from you and grant you your request. In the valley of decision cried out to Him who alone has the ability to turn around your captivity. Don’t seek Him after your contacts, connections, money and know-how has failed. Seek Him as the first option and it will save you from many piercings and pain.
May the Lord fill your valley with deliverance and laughter and set your feet upon the mountain top.