God’s Antidote for Dark Valleys

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Today Pastor Dan continues this series on Psalm 23.  

 

 

God’s Antidote for Dark Valleys

Life is a mixture of pain and pleasure, of victory and defeat,
of success and failure, of mountain tops and valleys.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
—–Psalm 23:4

How do I handle the dark valleys of life?

  1. What to remember in Dark Valleys
    • Valleys are inevitable.
      • John 16:33
    • Valleys are unpredictable.
      • Jer. 4:20
    • Valleys are impartial.
      • Matt. 5: 45 (LB)
    • Valleys are temporary.
      • 1 Peter 1:6 (LB); 2 Cor. 4:17
    • Valleys are purposeful.
      • 1 Peter 1:6b-7 (PH)
      • Every problem has a purpose. Faith is bulit in the valleys of life.
  2. What to remember in Dark Valleys
    • Refuse to be discouraged.
      • Col. 1:11
    • Remember that God is with me.
      • Is. 43:2
    • Rely on God’s protection and guidance.
      • Is. 43:2
    • Rely on God’s protection and guidance.

“…I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…Your rod and staff, they comfort me…”

Ps. 34:19

Believers and non- believers go through the same valleys of life,
the difference for the Christian is not the absence of the shadow
but the presence of the Shepherd. God is with you!