The life of David is a one of the best examples of a personal relationship with God. In his Psalms, David exudes confidence and humility. We gain confidence from experiencing God’s faithfulness and accepting His provision of our eternal security. Humility is not low self-value but our deference, submission to the Word (Instruction) of God.
And like King David, when we walk through a valley in the shadow of death, we can look to God to make the experience life-changing. Whether this shadow is physical death, death of a relationship, a catastrophic loss or an emotional darkness, God is with us and He brings us through.
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 KJV
Like me, you may have many thoughts on how (my) our circumstances should be altered to more favorable ones, but God does not poll us for suggestions. lol His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. God’s ways are so far above ours that we are often “surprised” and awed by His method of provision, restoration, healing; His resolution to our problem.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.__ Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
Faith is believing that we will stand on the mountaintop that is not visible from the valley below. In the valley, the glorious mountain looks like hard walls of containment but we can take comfort that God’s hand is the only one to pull us up . . . and have peace that He will.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.__ Hebrews 11:6 KJV