Faith in the Valley

The day of restoration has arrived and your life is physically in the hands of the surgeons. You know that God is with you and that many prayer warriors are standing in the gap for you, believing God for victory and refusing to accept anything less.

But then the big doors slam behind you as they wheel you down the long, chilling corridor towards the operating room.

Hospital staff dressed for surgery greet you along the way and it hits you – you are alone.

Then to add more fear, you remember a loved one who came down this same path, faced the same issues and never came back. And that’s when  fear grips you with its icy claws and you become very scared.  You’re not in control and there is no turning back.

You are in the valley of the shadow of death – you’re NOT in the valley of death and you’re NOT in the devil’s hands even though you’re cold and shaking as you enter unfamiliar grounds. You are in that moment of fear that captivates you just moments before you’re put to sleep, and everything you ever knew about God and His love and mercy seems to slip away.

It’s that moment when you have to simply rest in God and trust that HE IS in control and will bless the surgeons so that your surgery will be a success. Close your eyes and trust that God is with you. You can’t see Him and you can’t feel Him, but He IS there, and even though you may not be able to truly focus, don’t forget that others are still praying for you.

Jesus said He would never leave you nor forsake you, but the fear inside you is more predominent than the presence of the Lord is to you at that moment. But you are NOT alone and you are NOT depending on the surgeons. Jesus is with you and He will give you the victory whether you remember it or not. Rest in the Lord and He will give you peace.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me.”…Psalms 23:4



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