Restoring Life: Part 1

Day 3 of 5 • This day’s reading


Through The Valley

Fear can be crippling. It can hold us back from fully embracing the life that God desires for all of us. He desires for us to have much more than a life of fear, worry and anxiety.

“Do not be anxious about anything,” Philippians, chapter 4, tells us, “but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

We can rest in the truth that God has gone before us, He is behind us and He is always with us. He does not send us into battle unprepared and alone. In every situation, we know that he has already prepared the outcome. 

We can take comfort that He walks with us through the valley. He doesn’t send us in, only to abandon us halfway through. And he doesn’t appear at the end, having left us alone through the entire process. He is with us through every step of the way. 

His plan is good and perfect, and He desires only the best for us. But He requires our trust. Even when we are unsure of the outcome. Even when we are afraid the recovery may be painful. Even when we’re scared to go under the knife. He is with us through it all.

Spend some time reflecting and writing down who or what your trust is in. Then pray that you would be able to fully trust God and His plan for you.