Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...
𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 ...of a dream, of a loved one, of a marriage, of a career, of a physical ability
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘯𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦... I have built up self-protective walls?
evil doesn't exist?
I numb my emotions with substances or distractions?
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘯𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭 𝘉𝘌𝘊𝘈𝘜𝘚𝘌... 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙚!
You are the good shepherd, the rock, stronghold, refuge, kinsman redeemer, protector, provider, prince of peace, all powerful, and so much more.
You have walked this valley before. You know what is coming and you will deliver me. When I say deliver, I mean you will see me through it.
And when I wince from the physical or emotional pain, your nail scared hand will wipe my tears.
And one day we'll look back on this death valley together and my eyes will soften, and a faint smile will cross my face because I will have intimate knowledge of how you sustained and carried me through fears, disappointment, death and what I never thought was possible to survive.