Turn The Valley Around
Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. Psalm 84:6
For the last two days we have been looking at valleys. Yesterday we saw David, the man after Gods heart, saying confidently: though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. What did David know? What was the secret of this man? We see that today in the Psalm 84. For you to rejoice in the valley and turn it around, then you must know something that the devil does not know: You must know that as long as you are in God, head or tail you win.
Think about it: God is the Supreme Judge of the Universe and He is your Father. Whatever He decides is final. No one can sanction Him and no one can appeal His judgment. Whatever He says is final; yet He is your Father. How then do you think you can lose the battle? How do you think He will sit back and allow the devil make a minced meat of you? If you settle the fact of His love in your heart and you are fully convinced that He is in control and ALL things works together for your good, then even in the valley, you will be praising God.
Praises confuses the devil. He cannot understand when a believer in the midst of challenges turns from crying to praise. When he expects you to murmur against God and you begin to praise saying, Lord I dont understand what is happening, but I know You are in control, so I choose to praise, I choose to dance and I choose to rejoice. The devil is thrown into total confusion and guess what? In a short while, your victory manifests.
So how do you turn the valley into a spring? Through unconditional praise. It is a common cliché: when praises go up, blessings come down. Remember, God inhabits the praises of His children and when He inhabits, mountains become plain, valleys are filled up and miracles happen. I pray for you that no matter what you are passing through, the devil will not rob you of the ability to praise God.
Further Reading: Psalm 74:1-7 Daily Bible Reading: Morning: Proverbs 19-21; Evening 2 Corinthians 7