This song has washed over me, over and over, both reminding me, and healing me of the hurt of broken dreams. There are "whys" that I struggle with, to this day, where parts of me will forever remain in that valley. Then there are these undeserved blessings, that I dare not even question, where parts of me are rejoicing on those hills.
We tend to describe hills and valleys as two different places or fluctuating times in your life when you're either at a low point, or a high point. I believe these hills and valleys are not mutually exclusive; that we often find ourselves in both places at once.
In a simultaneous moment I can be both deeply saddened by the child I lost in the womb, and rejoicing over the children I have.
I reside in both, daily. The important thing is remembering that God is the God of both. He will meet with us, every part of us, no matter where that may be. I pray that this song encourages you like it has me.
Wherever you are standing, stand firm in your faith. Be sure that your heart and mind are prepared for both the hills and the valleys. When you find a part of you, dwelling in one of your valleys, instead of the lies of the darkness, embrace the truth in the light. No matter where you're standing, stand firm. Have faith. You are not alone.
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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