When you are in the valley where you feel distant and indifferent toward God, do not give up! Keep leaning into Jesus. He is kind and merciful. Jesus will guide you out of the valley.
God Never Stops Loving You
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 NIV
The love of Jesus is unfailing. He will never let you down.
I’ve been trusting Jesus with my life for many years now and I can tell you from firsthand experience that He will not leave you in the valley. Jesus is faithful and true. His lovingkindness is amazing, above all human understanding.
Even though you may feel detached from God right now, He is not detached from you.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
God’s love for you is steadfast and it never ceases. I can’t exactly explain why we encounter these seasons of distance, but I do know that even in the midst of them that God never stops loving me (or you). I always find that comforting.
Notice that in both of the verses above that the writer mentions the morning. We endure brief periods of darkness in our lives, but there is always a morning. The light will rise in our life again. We can trust that God never abandons us.
The Light Returns in the Morning
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 NASB
When you are in the valley, don’t stop and set up camp. Keep trudging on. I promise that Jesus will lead you out of the valley. There are brighter, more colorful days ahead!