Valley Walking by Julie Meyer-Weber
I don't much like walking in the valley.
It is treacherous.
There are rocks stubbing my toes.
And jagged cliff walls stabbing my back.
I don't much like valley-walking.
The hike is loathsome.
The air is stifling.
The way seems endless.
In valley-walking, the darkness oppresses.
The shadow of death hovers over
Blocking out the warmth of the Sun.
I don"t like valley-walking.
I have forgotten the mountains
I have lost sight of the flowers
This valley walking has become my daily trek.
I don't like valley-walking.
There is not running in the valley.
No rushing the pain
One must WALK through it.
Slow treads of torment
No easy exits.
Did I hear You?
Did you say, "Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death?"
Did you say I could do this without fear?
Are you really with me?
One foot in front of the other
Upon the valley terrain
Bravely, sadly, hopefully
For You are with me.
Still, I do not much like valley-walking.
April 29, 2009
God gave me these words back in April of 2009. I did not know how much I would need them now. As my husband and I both have lost jobs, and the future seems so bleak. I still do not like valley walking.
Julia Weber, 12/30/2010
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