Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Walk. That is very telling as a move through my grief. The pain is unbearable at times. I want to sprint through it, run as fast as I can to get to the other side of grief, where I can breathe again. But the Lord says, no. I must not. I must ‘walk’ thru this valley of the shadow of death. There is a purpose for my soul as I walk, step by step, thru this valley of grief. Walking insures I won’t lose my footing, I won’t stumble and fall, I won’t grow weary and lose strength before making it thru to the other side. I want to run, but I must walk, step by step by step. And Lord, as your word says, you are with me, every step of the way.