The Battle of the Valley

I have heard it said that the Christian walk is a journey of ups and downs. I have experienced this as well having spent seasons where my faith felt strong and alive, and other seasons where my faith felt very weak. The highs are a lot more fun than the lows, but it is in the lows where I have discovered what I am made of.

The valley is where the battle lies.

This is where the enemy will strike because I am at my weakest.

This is where too many have given up the fight.

This is also where the LORD will save me.

I am not alone in this battle, although the enemy would love to convince me otherwise. He would also like to convince me that if he can break my faith, then he can take me out, and I will fail. The truth is, when my faith is weak, I can stand on the strong faith of others. I just have to get past my pride and ask for help. The enemy wants me to believe I have to be self made, that I don’t need anyone, that I should be capable of solving my own problems. The truth is, we need God, and we need each other.

Today, I want you to know that I am here for you. I might be on the mountaintop, or I might be in the valley, but either way, I am here for you. We are living in the midst of a spiritual war that many would like to pretend doesn’t exist. The enemy has been trying to convince us of this for our whole lives. And I am not going to let him win. I am here to stand and fight with you.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:23-25