Do you believe that God is a God of the hills and the valleys?
Search your heart and try to answer that question honestly to yourself.
In my opinion, it’s much easier to proclaim that God is a God of the hills rather than the valleys. Hills are filled with light, there is a view to look out upon seeing how far you have come and everything you have accomplished. On the hill you are literally on top of the world and you feel that strength beneath your feet. How easily at these moments do songs of praises and rejoicing come from our lips with a sweet ease?
Yet when we find ourselves in valleys there is little to no light, we can only see how much more ground there is to cover and any progress that has been made is difficult to view. Feelings of overwhelming frustration, loneliness, and a loss of understanding flood our hearts. In these valleys- do I still proclaim that God is sovereign over every circumstance in my life?
I’ll be honest- I have been so convicted when I honestly ask myself this question. The past six months have been filled with such change and transition. And at times I feel as though I should be past the difficult days. Then I am reminded, it doesn’t matter what days come, what things I am struggling with, or even the frustrations I may feel- God is still good. He is still God. He is still sovereign. His ways are better than my ways and that is something I should always rejoice in.
Songs are a very powerful tool that I believe God uses to speak His truth to us. Here are some lyrics from two great songs regarding this topic that speak assurance and encouragement into my heart.
“Hill and Valleys” by Tauren Wells
On the mountains I will bow my life to the one who set me there //
In the valley I will lift my eyes to the one who sees me there //
When I’m standing on the mountain I didn’t get there on my own //
When I’m walking through the valley I know I am not alone //
“Not For A Moment (After All)” by Meredith Andrews
After all you are constant // After all you are only good //
After all you are sovereign // Not for a moment will you forsake me //
So when we are walking through the valleys let’s keep our eyes looking up, knowing that God will not keep us here forever. And through our journey of life through the hills and the valleys- know that God is God every day, in it all.