Well, here I am, In Brownsville Texas. The Lord spoke to me this morning through this song. I must tell you how fitting this song is for me right now. The song has a line that says ‘I’m gonna walk through the valley If You want me to’. Where I now live is actually called ‘The Valley’. Here’s the thing you need to understand, I’m not in a ‘bad’ place- just an unfamiliar place. Someone asked me the other day, “What are you doing tomorrow?”. By no means a strange question or even insensitive. But in my particular transition into ‘The Valley’ I had to say “I don’t know”. Now, if you are reading this and know me very well, you would know that I haven’t said I don’t know about my days in a very long time. And it caught me off guard. I need a part time job, I want to sit and write for hours and start submitting for stuff, I have paperwork I need to fill out, oh..I have laundry to do. But I’m feeling a little out of sorts if you will. I don’t have my set routines yet, no close girlfriends (yet) to call up for coffee, not in my own house (yet), and even my first grocery shopping experience was a bit strange. Don’t get me wrong, I love being here and having all this amazing family close by. I am writing this for anyone who is in a new and unfamiliar place. Your surroundings have changed and it might take you a while to find your spot. Just remember, as this song says, “You never said it would be easy, You only said I’d never go alone”. That’s comforting to know that even when we feel like our life is unfamiliar and out of sorts, we will never have to go in it alone. Pray this video ministers to you, as it did me.
Hebrews 13:5 . . . God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Lord, for those of us going through change in our lives right now, help us to seek You for direction, show us which way to walk, open the doors you want us to walk in, and close those doors that are not of You. Help us to be true to the person you have called us to be. Give us strength as we forge a new path; a new adventure with You Lord. Thank you for leading and guiding us and causing us to depend on You and trust You more than ever. Our lives are in Your hands. In Jesus name, Amen.