A favorite Psalm of many is the 23rd. This Psalm of David is reassuring on so many levels. Verse 4 is one of my favorites: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” If you’ve ever gone through a prolonged period where you’ve encountered one challenge after another, you can probably relate. Staying focused on the knowledge that God will never leave us or forsake us, even when it may seem as if He has, can help us to stay strong and and get through some of the toughest of days. If you’re walking through one of these valleys right now, be encouraged and rest in the green pastures and still waters He provides along the way.