God is not trying to break you, He’s trying to build you! When the Lord is taking you through a valley season, it’s not pretty at all. It’s messy. It’s uncomfortable. It’s chaotic at times. And truth be told, because it’s hard to see how and when you will make it out, sometimes it shakes your faith. With all of this being said, you have to remember that God never makes a mistake. Even when things don’t make sense to you, there is purpose in the unknown. There is purpose in the valley. I know it’s dark and scary. I know you feel unsteady and your life looks all over the place. But everything that the Lord is doing in you and in your life right now is to produce what you need to enter into your next.
It might be hard for you to see but God is still working in the valley. He’s giving you a greater level of strength. He’s giving you a greater level of wisdom. He’s giving you a greater level of power. The valley is meant to produce something in you. Many of us make the mistake of wanting God to bless us but we don’t want the process that comes with the blessing. We want to rush through the process but it is in the process where God does His greatest work. It doesn’t take a lot of effort for the Lord to bless you. That’s easy for Him. But he doesn’t want to give you a blessing only for you to mismanage it.
Remember, your Father always has your best interest at heart. The path that He has set before you not only comes with blessings but also comes with moments of shaping. It comes with times when the Lord will usher you into a season that is focused on shaping and maturing you for your future.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
When you’re navigating the valley season, one of the major keys is having the right perspective. Many times we make the mistake of walking around looking like what we’re going through. We don’t even have to tell people that we’re going through a valley season because they can tell by how we are carrying ourselves. When you have the right perspective, you keep your faith anchored in the fact that you are not alone. Not only does the right perspective anchor your faith in God but it also serves as an encouragement to those around you because, when they look at you, they see faith and not fear.
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
Sis, you are stronger than you think you are. When you walk in God’s supernatural strength, He helps you not quit when that’s all your flesh wants to do. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and trust that your Heavenly Father knows what He is doing. He makes no mistakes!
Stop regretting this season and start REJOICING because God is building you!