On one of those spectacular Fall-meets-Winter days, a few friends and I stood at the 9,000 foot summit of Mt. Hamilton in Idaho. In the beauty and vastness of the valley below, the hand of God was clearly evident.
We were attending a women’s retreat, and as the retreat ended, many of the women were returning to “valleys” of insurmountable situations: shaky marriages, surly teens, and the usual menagerie of inbred struggles.
What a comfort to know God is equally God of the Valleys as He is God of the Mountains. He really does have the whole world in His hands – and those Hands do not have nails bitten to the quick. The One who sits on the Throne is not whining, “I turn my back for one second and look what happens!”
In the valley, our enemy (a.k.a. the loud voices in our head) threatens, “Where is Your God now?” Let God answer as He did in 1 Kings 20:28:
“Because [the enemy] said, ‘The LORD is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys,’ so I will help you defeat this vast army, then you will know that I am the LORD.”
He will help you, and you will know that He is LORD. LORD of the “highs” of life, and LORD of the low-life, too!