Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: God Comforts

Daily Truth that brings comfort: “Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.” Psalms 23:4

Sun and Wispy Clouds Over Mountains

This weekend my church family in Indianapolis was plummeted into the valley of the shadow of death.  A few of our families are forced to walk through this valley even deeper due to the loss of loved ones.  Words fail at a time like this.  Yet, God’s Word NEVER fails and brings comfort.

The following are a few of the verses that have brought and continue to bring comfort to me as my family recently traveled through this valley.

I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.Psalms 34:4

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. ” Psalms 34:8

He is their strength in the time of trouble.”  Psalms 37:39

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
 My tears have been my food day and night, Psalms 42:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1

Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalms 46:10

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth I call to you.  I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For you have been my refuge,a strong tower against the foe.” Psalms 61:1-3

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken”  Psalms 62:1-2

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalms 73:26

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me.” Psalms 77:1

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;”  Isaiah 43:1-3

For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts Isaiah 55:8-9

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” Psalms 56:8

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes”  Revelation 7:11

Sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”  I Thessalonians 4:13-14

I love the last three verses. What comfort they provide!  Each tear we cry God knows about and one day will wipe them all away.  As believers in Christ we have the confidence that we will see those fellow believers who have passed before us again.

Praying God’s comfort for all,







2 thoughts on “Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death: God Comforts

  • July 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Love the joy and truth these verses provide even in times of sorrow.

    • August 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Yes, God is so good to provide us with what we need for each day.


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