When the God of the Mountain Has You in a Valley

 “And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” ~ Exodus 19: 19-20, NKJV

“Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.” ~ Psalm 23:4

Who is The God of the Mountain?

Lord, I love You. I trust You. I offer You praise. You are the God of the mountain, and I know You are also the God of the Valley. But the valley is beginning to weigh heavy on me. Its night is long, shadows dark.

Help me see the light of Your Presence here with me.

When the God of the Mountain Has You in a Valley

I love that about You, Lord. When You promised to never leave nor forsake Your children, You meant it. I know that I know, by faith, You are with me in this difficult place. Open my eyes to see You, Lord.

In the valley, I lift my eyes and remember that You are the God of the mountain. In the valley, I also reach out my hand and You take hold, reminding me of Your presence. Your grace surrounds me, Your peace comforts and strengthens me.

That is the key to finding contentment in the valley, isn’t it? Being still. Remembering that You are God. And just like there is purpose and joy on the mountaintop, You provide purpose and joy in the valley.

You are teaching me that to find the purpose, to find the joy, requires dying to self and yielding fully to You. That’s the hard part, but that is also what opens the door to unimaginable spiritual growth where I learn the essence of who You are.

I Rest in the Knowledge of Who God Is

You are Almighty God, the Everlasting Father. You are Wonderful, Counselor, the Prince of Peace. You are Faithful and True … You are my God and I am Yours.

Yes, Lord, You are the God of the mountain and You are still God in the valley, leading, guiding, loving as only You can. I will rest in that knowledge and find peace.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,

Amen — let it be so


Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,