Behold, here is a whole new concept of prayer. We are not trying to GET God* to be with us on this trek through the valley of the shadow of death. We are not reaching OUT for God. We are not even trying to have our fears stilled, since this recognition that God walks WITH us doesn’t always save us FROM that walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but at least, if we are called upon to FACE the valley of the shadow of death, this statement tells us HE walks through it WITH us… “THOU ART EVER WITH ME.”
If you would just take that one statement and realize… what difference does it make WHAT the present valley of the shadow of death is… what difference does it make WHAT particular trial you are going through as long as you KNOW with all the confidence within you… That God is walking through the valley of the shadow of death WITH you… God is walking through this trial WITH you.
Excerpt from Collected Essays, Joel S. Goldsmith, Page 94,
*if the term “God” doesn’t resonate with you, feel free to replace it with another word, such as Divine Love, Source, Infinite Mind, Allah, etc. that is more in accord with your beliefs.
Source: Joel S. Goldsmith Daily Reflections, September 10, 2020, Dr. Rodney Chelberg. You may sign up for free daily reflections from Joel S. Goldsmith here https://rodchelberg.com/
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