Have you ever been knocked down? You know what I mean… Life happens unexpectedily and you are forced to sit quietly and reflect on all that has happened. I’ve been in that place.
In the last past 13 days I have had to deal with many unfortunate things during these days including my son getting very ill (he is now doing a little better). This place created a “valley moment” both for me and my family.
You know what a valley is… It is the place in the middle of two mountains. It is the place that is often times associated with difficulty, pressure, weight, and isolation. But, what I am learning is that valleys (too) can be a place of tremendous blessing.
How? Because valleys give you deep perspective about life, your personal internal climate, and lessons for for your life’s toolbox. After much prayer and support, my son is doing a little better, and is being scheduled to see a specialist to run more tests for his condition.
What am I gaining from this tough moment? That’s simple. Valleys are important because they cause you to refocus on things that matter most, forge tighter relationships with people who are present, and glean strength and insight on how to continue the journey of life.
If you are in a valley moment, look for the gold in your circumstances. It is treasure that is often times hidden underneath the rubble.