But this is not true.
What if there is an understanding of this life and its trials that brings peace?
Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world” (John 116:33).
Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.
This land flowed with milk and honey. It was Abram’s inheritance, the Promise Land.
The land had mountains.
The land had valleys.
And we may find ourselves in each, and each is within the Promise Land.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
The valley is in the shadow of death, not death itself.
Even this valley which invites fear was created by Him and everything He created is good.
We can walk forward, through the darkness of the shadow, because we can trust Him.
We can walk across the mountains or the deepest valley knowing He created each place, each place is good and in each place, we have opportunity to practice trusting Him.