“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4Sometimes we may feel distressed and troubled over our life circumstances. God wants us to know that we are not alone though. He wants us to look into his perfect Word to be reminded of his nature and to guide us.
“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.” Psalm 119:143-144The attitude we have when we are in the trials and valleys of our life will make all the difference in the world. We can be anxious and all stressed out or we can be trusting and at peace. A chronic state on anxiety can cause a host of health issues. A state of inner peace is conducive to good health. You can choose to be reminded of the nature of God and look into his Word to find scriptures that point to Him. Or, you can try to cope with your valleys on your own in your own strength and in your own ways. It’s a matter of choice. The resulting attitude and behaviors that follow will be based on your choice. Questions to Reflect On: When you are headed into a valley or are in the midst of a valley, what attitude to you choose to have? Do you routinely choose to turn more deeply to God or do you routinely leave him out of the picture? If you do turn to God, do you include looking into scripture to be reminded of his nature and promises? More Reading Related to Life and the Tour de France Blog Post – A Strategy for the Tour de France and Life