I’ve noticed over the years that one little word can carry a big impact.
I came across an example recently.

1Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death Share on X

Whether reading or reciting Psalm 23, have you ever run right past the word through?
If so, you’ve got plenty of company.

2Through is a simple preposition that means something or someone is moving from one place to another or from one point in time to another. It’s a valuable word in this verse because it implies progress.


Through reminds us, in spite of our feelings, we’re not stuck in the shadowy valley where we find ourselves. We’re on our way to another place or time, situation or season.


As a matter of fact, we might still be walking through a valley and if we look up we’ll discover that it’s not as shadowy as we thought it was.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”  Psalm 27:1  NIV

What’s been your experience of valleys of shadows?
Let us know how the LORD met you by sharing a Comment.

May He grant you courage and confidence.
In His hands,

photographs of South Carolina © Sandra Allen Lovelace

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