Valleys and Mountains

Re:Verse passage – 1 Kings 19:3-8 (day two) And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. Vs. 3

Why do emotional and spiritual valleys seemingly ALWAYS follow mountains? We see here in Elijah a truth which often parallels our own. When we are on the mountain it is so clear to see the plan and purpose of God. We can discern steps forward, and be assured of success. We do not fear assault because our defenses are sure and strong. And then, we need rest. We get tired. The mountain is behind us, and our defenses are lowered. We feel every assault, and we are easily defeated.

Does this sound familiar? You are in good spiritual company, but notice God does not give Elijah his request. Elijah asks to die and be removed from this strife. The Lord provides food and rest for the task and journey ahead. The valleys WILL come. You will feel at your end. Don’t stop talking to God. Ask for the next breath, the next rest, the next bite. He’s as near in the valley as he was on the mountain.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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