Wednesday, April 18, 2012


For any of you out there walking through a valley right now - may these words be an encouragement to you.


Head spinning, Satan winning
The valley lies so low,
Stomach churning, my back is turning
Because the valley lies so low.

Sometimes it's easier to melt into darkness
Than it is to turn toward the light,
Sometimes it's easier to lose the battle
Than it is to wage the fight.

Fear invading, my faith is fading
The valley lies so low,
My spirit's groaning, I can't stop moaning
Because the valley lies so low.

Sometimes it's easier to give up and give in
Than it is to look above,
Sometimes it's easier to shut down my heart
Than it is to cry out for love.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of death
No evil will I fear,
Easier said than done I think
When no voice on High I hear.

Silence makes the valley low
And evil beckons there,
Because the empty shadowland
Is filled with my despair.

Hands shaking, body quaking
The valley lies so low,
No more sleeping, only weeping
Because the valley lies so low.

Sometimes it's easier to curl up inside
Than it is to reach out for Jesus,
Sometimes it's easier to accept the chains
Than turn to the One who frees us.


I am the Light, the Life of the world
I am not silent or dead,
Come out of the dark, the valley so low
To green pastures where you will be fed.

So with the slightest turn of my heart
I crack open one hopeful eye,
And reach out my hand to the One who has said
In the valley, salvation shall not die!

© Sharon Kirby
November 2, 2001

Rest assured...

We never walk alone, the way is never completely dark.

The Light, the Life walks each step beside us.

He makes the valleys shine...

How have you felt the presence of the Lord in your valleys?

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  1. Beyond beautiful my friend, love you.

  2. Amen...and yes His presence in the valley also!

  3. Beautifully written Sharon of a great reminder that God is with us through every valley, every storm, every challenge, every triumph etc!


  4. Such a great poem that I can easily relate to. Just this morning I found myself quoting the portion of the 23rd Psalms about yea though I walk through the valley of shadow of death.

  5. Did you pen that? That was excellent. Sandie

  6. I love your poetry, Sharon. I understand the valley experience all too well. I love how you summed this up, too. It isn't the path "out" of the valley that has comforted me so much, although I love to step out of it. It's that light that shines on me as I walk through it that means so much.

  7. Beautiful, Sharon. I've had many of those valley experiences, and yes, they do seem so low. But at the end of the valley lies a mountain.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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