The Co-dependency of Mountains & Valleys

Happy Canada Day to everyone!

I was just looking at my friends’ statuses (statie???) this morning and was noticing that one person was commenting on how rough life was at that moment.

Before anyone thinks that I’m going to point fingers let me assure you that over the last year, some of ‘my’ statuses (stati???) have had the same tone.

I got thinking about why God would allow us to go through dark times, rough times, desperate times, even despairing times. I must admit that I haven’t really fleshed this out yet and would love to get your thoughts on it as well but as I was thinking about it, an ‘impression’ came to me (me? God? – not my call).

“You can’t have a mountain without a valley. Neither can you have a valley without a mountain.”

If life were always on the mountain top… it would no longer be a mountain but rather a plateau. We always strive for more… more money… more peace… more of God.

Valleys are dark, depressing, and discouraging. But valleys never last either. Valleys always have an end.

So to my friend who is going a hard time I want to assure you that valleys eventually turn into mountain tops because “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

At least that’s how I see it,

C

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