God has x-ray vision.
Man does not see what the LORD sees, for man sees what is visible, but the LORD sees the heart.
– The Bible
Have you or someone you love ever been misunderstood or misjudged?
It’s not easy to endure such a thing, but sometimes we must.
There is something comforting in believing God knows the truth. It may be many years before the truth will come out.
Or maybe it will not be revealed until eternity.
I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death. I was sucked into it. It was the most darkest place I’ve ever walked.
Had I not walked through, I would not have known God was with me. I would not have known the comfort of his rod and staff. I would not have known he leads me besides still waters. I would not have known there is no evil to fear.
I would not have really known what God is like at all.
We don’t like pain. We avoid it at all costs – denial, anger, bitterness, self-pity ….
You cannot prevent your birth and you cannot prevent your death. You cannot prevent facing the valley of the shadow of death. You will stand at its entrance.
Walk through it. You may be surprised what you find there.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.