Apr
20

The Valley of the Unknown

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I must confess that before I moved to Montrose I was terrified of the mountains!!! I felt overwhelmed by their greatness. But one day while I was still living in Denver I decided to drive west of Denver as far as I could go but as soon as I reached the mountains, I said, “ok, now I’m turning back.”

The fear I had was so great it would not allow me to move forward. But I knew in my heart that it was time for me to let go of my fears. God was clearly telling me to stop being afraid, to trust Him.

My desire was to stop being afraid but I didn’t know how to actually stop being afraid. I pulled over into a parking lot and called out to God (really I cried out to Him). I told him I didn’t want to be afraid anymore and asked Him if He would give me the courage to cross the road that would lead me into the valley of the unknown. Little did I know that he was actually preparing me for our move to Montrose.

As soon as I crossed the road and went past the first hill that wouldn’t allow me to see what was behind it, I came across a beautiful valley! I was in such awe that I completely forgot about my fears! There was a kiosk where I took several pictures of the valley. Soon afterward God called us to move here.

I am no longer afraid of the mountains and my family and I love it here!

Do you find yourself in a similar situation?

Is God asking you to take a step of faith, to trust Him as Lord and Savior of your life? Is He asking you to let go of your fears? We have a loving kind Father that tells us to give over our fears to Him and trust Him. He will take care of you.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

-Joanna