Back in the 'valley'

By Aaron Carmichael,
Chief Development Officer

Well the injury bug has struck again.  Perhaps it’s my age.  Perhaps I’m pushing myself too hard.  Perhaps I’m pushing myself too hard for my age.  But whatever the cause, here I sit with a twisted back and bruised ego.  This time I need the attention of a trained medical professional.  Seriously, should I be able to stare straight down at the heels of my feet?  I don’t feel like I’m the king of the road right now, I kind of feel like I AM the road. 

In life, we’re not guaranteed all sunshine and roses.  There will be hard times.  There will be challenges.  David, writer of most of the Psalms, often lamented the challenges of life.  Psalm 23 is a perfect example of this: “…even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil.”  He didn’t say “IF” I walk through the darkest valley.  Walking through valley is assumed.  But the next part of that passage is really what’s most important: “I will fear no evil for you are with me.”    Whatever challenge we face, God is with us.  Some of those “valleys” are the making of our own hands and some are life circumstances.  But the one thing I am sure of is we are promised that we will not have to walk that valley alone.

There are countless families in this country and around the world that are in their own “valley.”  Millions of families have housing insecurity.  At the Fuller Center for Housing, we want to be that hand of God that helps these families out of their valley and placed on firm footing in a simple decent home.  We need your support to make this possible.  Visit my donation page and make a tax-deductible gift that will help change the future of a deserving family.

Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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