I never knew what the words to this song meant. Some of the simplest words I have ever heard, I grew up singing this song as a child in church. Today the meaning of this song finally hit me out of nowhere. I began to cry, a mixture of tears of joy and hurt.
These words never seemed clearer to me until now. I am in a valley, lower than I ever though I could be. I am no longer on the top of the mountain. I am at the bottom looking up, wondering how I got here. I have to be thankful for this valley though. In this valley is where I found peace, joy, and Jesus and he was bright as the morning star. I don’t know what is going to happen while I am here in this valley, but I do know that I am not alone. My Father God walks all around me. He walks beside me allowing me to feel his presence, he walks behind me guarding me from evils I can’t see, he walks before me making clear the path ahead of me. What a mighty God we serve!! He didn’t leave us in the valley alone. He whispers to us, words of encouragement. I will not stumble or fall, he has already cleared the path for me. I am not alone, I feel his presence.
I know now that I can’t do this on my own, I need Jesus here with me in this valley.