“Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.”
PSALM 23:4 AMP https://www.bible.com/bible/1588/psa.23.4.amp
I woke up in the middle of the night to Isaiah 38:12
“This is what Hezekiah king of Judah wrote after he’d been sick and then recovered from his sickness: In the very prime of life I have to leave. Whatever time I have left is spent in death’s waiting room. No more glimpses of GOD in the land of the living, No more meetings with my neighbors, no more rubbing shoulders with friends. This body I inhabit is taken down and packed away like a camper’s tent. Like a weaver, I’ve rolled up the carpet of my life as God cuts me free of the loom And at day’s end sweeps up the scraps and pieces. I cry for help until morning. Like a lion, God pummels and pounds me, relentlessly finishing me off. I squawk like a doomed hen, moan like a dove. My eyes ache from looking up for help: “Master, I’m in trouble! Get me out of this!” But what’s the use? God himself gave me the word. He’s done it to me. I can’t sleep— I’m that upset, that troubled.
O Master, these are the conditions in which people live, and yes, in these very conditions my spirit is still alive— fully recovered with a fresh infusion of life! It seems it was good for me to go through all those troubles. Throughout them all you held tight to my lifeline. You never let me tumble over the edge into nothing. But my sins you let go of, threw them over your shoulder—good riddance! The dead don’t thank you, and choirs don’t sing praises from the morgue. Those buried six feet under don’t witness to your faithful ways. It’s the living—live men, live women—who thank you, just as I’m doing right now. Parents give their children full reports on your faithful ways.”
Isaiah 38:9-19 MSG https://www.bible.com/bible/97/isa.38.9-19.msg
So, God began to deal with my heart about true and TRUTH again.
It was True that God had given Hezekiah a Report by the prophet, that he was about to die,
but the TRUTH was,
God wanted to heal Him.
God can only do what we allow Him to do by our Faith and Reliance on Him.
A Draw on His Character, so to speak.
Remember Jesus mother asking Him to help with the drought of wine?
It wasn’t His time yet, He told her, but her draw on His Character,
His above and beyond character, caused a manifestation of glory to take place.
The Supernatural occurred.
What a Good Father Of Provision and His Faithful Son to bring it to pass.
So, what does that have to do with things looking sketchy?
We can’t put our trust in what we See or even hear.
Sometimes even true things can appear to be reality,
but Truth Supersedes It.
Hezekiah was sick and ready to die…. True.
The Wedding party was out of wine, True.
God and Jesus both said no, at first.
But Faith in these people drew on TRUTH.
It’s Who He is.
It’s what He really desires to be for us.
(Side note* God is just. Both of these examples are Old Testament. God could only do what the people could do through the Law. When Jesus died on that cross, He became the Truth that Set us Free from every part of the curse. Now it’s only a matter of finding out what He purchased and applying it to your situation. We are to constantly live in the Light above the shadows.)
What valley of shadows are you walking through?
It may be true that it’s scary, but the Truth is, He is With you and Light expels even the shadows of death.