Through the Valley #22

In the last blog, I talked about tragedies and how God can use them for good. Today I want to share the lyrics for a song I wrote. It is a personal testimony of God working in my life.

In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley. Whether this valley is grief, or illness, or some other tragedy, it is tempting to feel we are all alone, that God doesn’t see us or care about our happiness. Here’s a song about going through a valley. Think of the chorus as if Jesus is singing to you.

Through The Valley

I felt so all alone, so lost and far from home.

I looked not forward to another day.

I longed for Christ to come. I said, “Please take me home!”

Then Jesus lovingly showed me the way:

Chorus

You must go through the valley to get to the other side.

It’s lonesome in that valley, but I will be your guide.

I know you feel I’m far away, that I don’t hear you when you pray,

but even in your valley, I am always close to you.”

The grief I could not bear without someone to care,

though Jesus promised He’d be by my side.

I could not feel His love; I wanted flesh and blood

and so I took a road that led nowhere.

Then I cried out to God. I sought him in his word;

He said, “My precious child, you are my own.

You need to cling to me. Trust me to set you free.

Just hold my hand and I will lead you home.”

Chorus

You must go through the valley to get to the other side.

It’s lonesome in that valley, but I will be your guide.

I know you feel I’m far away, that I don’t hear you when you pray,

but even in your valley, I am always close to you.”

So now I praise His name. My Savior, still the same,

has led me forward through the sun and rain.

He’s brought me close to Him. He’s taught me how to win.

By trusting Him, I’ve learned to grow through pain.

Chorus

You must go through the valley to get to the other side.

Its lonesome in that valley, but I will be your guide.

I know you feel I’m far away, that I don’t hear you when you pray,

but even in your valley, I am always close to you.

Yes, even in your valleys, I am always close to you.”

Words & Music by Judith Vander Wege 1984-2006

Copyright Spokesman Ink collection #1, 2000, 2006

Here’s a song by Andre Crouch, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvIxwc90BEI&t=42s

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