The verb is clear.
As in one foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
Psalm 23:4 reads,
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (KJV)
The translations differ, but one word is constant—walk.
Here's what I've tried to substitute in the past: run, lay down, ignore, hide, skip, cover my ears, hum, etc.
None of that worked.
I had to walk.
Here's the irony. I love to walk. Walking allows me to slow down, take deep breaths, observe what is around me, pray, think . . .
Oh, but wait. That all occurs in a place I feel safe, as in my neighborhood or community park in the light of day.
I don't tend to walk through scary places—settings that are dark, unpredictable, and covered in shadows.
No, thank you. In those situations, I do not walk.
Yet, this Psalm is consistent.
Yea, though I walk . . .
I'm pondering, y'all. I've been through a valley before, but sat at the entrance refusing to move for a long time (years). I'm determined to move in obedience (walk) through future valleys.
That's all for now. I'm unpacking as a I move with my scribbles.
And, now, I go for a walk both figuratively and literally.
Thank you for coming along with me,
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.