“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; . . .” (Psalm 23:4, NKJV)
Psalm 23 is known as the shepherd’s Psalm. Known and often recited by many, this Psalm expresses the comfort of one who knows of God’s continuous presence and protection. David in this verse writes of God’s presence in his life in times of danger. David writes, even when he was in the presence of death and destruction, he is not afraid, because God is with him.
Notice how David phrases this verse. “Yea, though I walk through . . .” David understood that when trouble comes you cannot sit and settle in it, you must walk “through” it. You must make up your mind that you are going to walk through the situation and not be stopped in it or be killed by it. Too many people set up residence and live in their valleys, believing things will never change. For these individuals they are correct. If they do not decide to walk “through it”, things will never change. But when you have an, “I’m going through it” mentality, the valleys of life are only temporary.
1. What have you decided to do while in your valleys?
2. Are you giving up or are you going on?
3. Are you determined to get “through it” or to be halted or killed “by it”?
Let David’s words be your mindset. No matter what the situation keep repeating, “As I walk through this valley, I will fear no evil, for God is with me.” You see if you are going through it, you will eventually come out of it. Keep WALKING THROUGH IT!