There is a famous line by Winston Churchill: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
In the process of recovery, bettering yourself or going to the next level, a lot of people don’t like the process of getting there. But making it to that next level usually means going through some hell at some point.
Psalm 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort.”
A few things about those valleys:
- You will never know you can make it if you stop. You can only go into the darkness half way before you start coming out of darkness. The only way you stay in darkness is if you stop.
- You will never know what the end looks like if you focus too much on current appearances. In the darkness you can miss the light shining back at you at the end of the process.
- You are not alone or as alone as you think you are. If you are open to receiving the love that is there, you will see that God is there – “…for thou art with me.” As a shepherd loves and takes care of his sheep, so true is it that Jesus will take care of us.
Be encouraged! And keep walking!