Published August 24, 2010

Shelia Shares....

Do you ever have one of those months when things seem to happen one on top of another?

Our family is going through such a time right now. My brother had knee surgery (August 11), a niece had an emergency hysterectomy (August 14) and my brother-in-law had hip replacement surgery (August 18). Sometimes God allows things to all hit at one time and we need to deal with life. But, how do we deal with life?

Another niece sent a copy of a devotional she gets from About The Master's Business. It was one that spoke to her – and one that speaks to me. With permission from the author, Lorraine Ezell, I want to share it with you.

— Shelia

"Times Of Life"
by Lorraine Ezell

"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 me." Psalm 23:4

This morning, again, there has been a song repeating over and over in my heart. The words are, "The God of the mountain, is still God in the valley. When things go wrong, He'll make them right. And the God of the good times, He's still God in the bad times. The God of the day, is still God in the night."

Life is made up of various "times" - we learn this from creation. We learn this through the changing of the seasons- there isn't just one season, there are four. We can look at the landscape and see that it isn't all the same- there are mountainous areas, wildernesses, forests, valleys, the desert, etc. They each are needful and they are all part of this physical life.

We go through spiritual seasons as well. There are times when everything in our lives is wonderful and the blessings are flowing. Then there are times when it looks "dead" with no sign of "life". There are also times when we feel like we are in a valley or on a mountain top.

But regardless of where the "times" of life take us - God doesn't change and He is with us in them all. He is with us on the mountain top. He is with us in the valley. He is with us in the wilderness. He is with us when it feels like the windows of heaven are open and when it feels like they are shut up. He is with us when we face "dry spells" and when the "river" is flooding our lives.

I don't know where you might be this morning. You might be in one of those times when everything is going good and it doesn't feel like it could get any better. Or you might be in one of those times when it feels like it can't get any worse. But wherever you are, you are not alone- God is with you.

God is still God even when things change in your life... and He is still with you.

- Shelia

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