Have you ever wandered why you are going through what you are going through? It would be nice to go from mountain top to mountain top but before we can get to the next mountain top we have to go down to the valley. Maybe you lost your job, having financial struggles, or your marriage is hitting some rough spots. How you respond when you are in the valley will determine how long you will have to stay there. When you are in the valley know that that is where change and growth is taking place and He is preparing you for what is next. It is important when you are there to not focus on everyone around you or focus on the past but to keep your eyes on God and he will get you through.
This is where the Israelites faltered. When God took them out of Egypt they kept murmuring and complaining about their circumstance, about how much better it was in Egypt, how they should have stayed there. They lost their focus on God and where He was taking them. It wasn’t easy in the desert but their needs were met daily and if they would have kept their eyes on God instead of where they were they could have made it into the promise land and what took 40 years could have taken days. If you are going through something difficult know that God is with you and when you keep your eyes on Him, He will get you through!