Today is Monday, October 26th, 2009; Karen's Korner #1681

A good devotional email thought from Joel and Victoria Osteen. It talks about 'walking through the shadow of death', which to most of us means someone physically dying. But there can be other deaths in our lives: death of a relationship, death of monetary security, death of a job which we loved, death of good physical health .....
Our job:  keep walking, keep moving forward!

Walk Through

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…"
(Psalm 23:4, NKJ)


In the Bible, David went through some dark times in his life. But notice in this verse that he didn´t say,"I´m going to sit in this dark, challenging place, this shadow of death, and have myself a pity party." No he said, "I´m not staying here! I´m going to walk right through this situation because God is with me!" Are you going through a dark time right now? If you´ll make up your mind and be determined to walk through, knowing that God is with you, you will see things turn around in your favor.

Oftentimes, those difficult situations don´t make sense. We can have a lot of questions. Sometimes those questions get answered, and sometimes they don´t. But that´s when we have to be willing to trust God and know that He is with us. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, especially in the dark times. So be encouraged today because God is on your side and by your side. He is your light in dark places. As you trust in Him, He will lead and guide you into the wonderful place of blessing He has prepared for you!


"Father in Heaven, today I choose to follow You, knowing that you make Your Word a lamp to my feet and a light upon my path. I will be bold and not afraid, knowing that You are always with me even when it´s difficult for me to see. Thank you for the courage to keep walking even through the darkest times. I thank You for Your comfort and presence to guide me into the life of abundant blessing and victory you have for me. In Jesus´ Name. Amen."