Faith Filled Friday: Hills and Valleys

No matter what I have, Your grace is enough
No matter where I am, I’m standing in Your love

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 aft, didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley end, no I am not alone!
You’re God of the hills and valleys!
Hills and Valleys!
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone!

Tauren Wells

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I typically start my posts with some form of “Hey y’all.”

But, I love this song and these particular verses too much to not start the post with them.

One thing that I commend myself on is transparency. I’ve always been an open book. This can sometimes be good, but more often than not, it is bad. I will tell my mom something and she rolls her eyes and says something along the lines of, “Too much information,” or “Did I need to hear that?”

I hope that my transparency shows on the blog, too. I never want someone to think that my life is better or worse or for my social media to only portray the good in life. Because, in all honesty, life is not always going to be good or glamorous. There are ugly days. Life is full of ups and downs. Hills and valleys.

I wouldn’t say that my days have been ugly. I’m blessed beyond measure. I have a roof over my head, food on my plate, and a family who cares about and loves me tremendously. But, soon I’m moving out on my own. For the first time in 20 years. And, this has been so nerve-wracking and given me much anxiety. Subconsciously, I’ve become an ugly person. I’m hateful to those I love, I snap easily and I have not been a good daughter, sister or friend. Right now I’m feeling like I’m in a valley. A rut. And, there is not a reason in the world that I should be snippy with people or stuck in this rut.

It has taken a while to completely trust that God will sustain me. He has a plan for me, and for you, to grow and prosper. We just have to trust in Him. Sometimes this is super difficult… I’m not going to sit here and pretend it’s easy to wake up and have faith. I’ve always been open with my struggle in my walk with Christ.

I was reading and praying and was stuck in the book of Isaiah. Isaiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible. Anytime I read it, the verses literally jump off of the pages at me. Here are two of the many Isaiah verses that are my favorite and that were jumping out at me today:

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

I also found a verse in Micah that I love. I think it is fitting because it talks about looking to the Lord. Whether you’re on the highest hill or in the lowest valley, you will always look up to God. Regardless of your situation, you are going to look up to Him. It is kind of late when I’m writing this, so maybe I’m just getting in my own feelings, but there is something so special to me about this.

“But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7 (ESV)

If you are feeling stuck in a rut, or in one of the deepest craters on the earth, have faith in Him. Because, whether you are on the highest mountain or the deepest valley, God is with us. He cares about us. He loves us. And, he will never, ever forsake us.

Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear some verses that you cling to when you’re in a valley.  What about when you’re on a hill?

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2 thoughts on “Faith Filled Friday: Hills and Valleys

  1. Maggie says:

    Thank you so much for writing this, KC! I really needed to read it tonight. ❤ my family and I have had everything so rough lately due to sickness, but I know that the Lord is caring for us in this. It's hard to see His hand at work sometimes, but I know that He loves and cares for us. 🙂 My favorite verses to quote in times of doubt are Proverbs 3:5-6, which says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." ❤ God bless you, KC!

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  2. T. R. Noble says:

    Transition often creates stress. Uncertainty lays heavy in our heart. I know this all too well, and struggle sometimes daily with my worries and fears. But you’re right, turning to God is the answer and trusting His word is key. 🙂

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