Tag Archives: escape

A Valley Called Despair

We come to the mountain top a most honorable place, a place we feel secure, whole, and free from the anxiety of this world. Every inch of your body feels alive tinkling in excitement for being on the mountain top in the presence of God. But stay you cannot, for you know sooner or later you must go back into the valley, often time to the valley called despair. You hear the moans and cries of the world as plague after plague is unleashed upon the world, and torrents of affliction cast the unwilling into misery and despair. You hear the voice of the world leaders making bold promises of peace, prosperity, and the vision of a grand utopia. Or you hear the voice of those who want their own agenda by retuning to days gone by and unleashing a barrage of venomous attacks on those in power. Even if you close your ears to all this nonsense you can’t escape the thunder claps of everyday life. In the midst of a cesspool of greed, selfishness, and lawlessness you still feel the pain of your own trial – a mate or yourself suffering from a debilitating disease, indebtedness, or broken relationships. Continue reading A Valley Called Despair