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Lord Jesus, thank You for being my Shepherd. My family and I have been through the wringer lately; we’ve been walking through the valley of the shadow of death. However, I thank You right now that You are with me—and that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Please work all these things out for my good, Lord. Thank You, and I give You all the praise.

Intercessors, have you been walking through the valley of the shadow of death lately? Has the enemy been attacking you, your family, your health, or your finances? If so, I want to encourage you today with these three things:

  1. Your problems will not last forever.

It’s always difficult to walk through a dark valley, but God’s Word tells us that the valley always has an end. As it says in Psalm 23:4:

“Yea, 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” (Psalm 23:4, emphasis mine).

No matter what you are going through right now, I pray today that you would be encouraged by the fact that you are truly going through.

You won’t be in this difficult place forever; there is an end in sight. This dark and difficult place is not your permanent home. Trouble is not your place of abiding; Jesus is!

Friend, there is hope for you in Jesus Christ right now. Your problems have a shelf life! Trouble does not endure forever, but the word of the Lord does endure forever (1 Peter 1:25).

  1. The trouble is only a shadow.

Amidst the troubles of day-to-day life, it’s easy to forget what is real and eternal. However, Jesus is the Real and the Eternal—and His Word promises in Psalm 91 that no evil can befall you, nor can any plague come near your dwelling.

Does the enemy threaten sometimes? Yes. Do bad things happen sometimes? Yes, because we live in a sinful, fallen world.

However, Psalm 91 and many other passages in the Bible remind us that God Himself is our Refuge and our Fortress, our very present Help in trouble. Additionally, we read in Romans 8:28 that God will work all things out for our good if we love Him and are called according to His purpose.

That’s just one of many reasons why we have to keep our eyes on JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our faith.

In Psalm 23, the Psalmist wrote that the valley is the valley of the “shadow” of death. It’s not the valley of death itself; there are only shadows—things that the enemy wants us to fear, but which cannot actually harm us. And if you are hidden with Christ in God, then no evil shadow can ever harm you.

Friend, I pray in this season that you would let God Himself fill you with His perfect love, which casts out fear. (Read my testimony here about how the Lord healed me from chronic fear—and how He will do the same for you.) Also, I pray that, by God’s perfect love, you would no longer be tormented by fear of the shadows as you are walking through this dark valley.

  1. JOY and REWARD are available to you, even now in this valley.

Psalm 23:5-6 says:

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

In this Psalm, the Lord prepares a table before you in the presence of your enemies. Notice that it doesn’t say “in the presence of my friends.” That is how we often think joy will come, right? When everything is going great in our lives? However, that’s not always so, the Lord wants you to know that your enemies are a necessary part of your banquet.

Why are your enemies a necessary part of your banquet?

Your enemies are a necessary part of your banquet because God loves to flaunt His faithful ones to their adversaries. He teaches you, trains you, and raises you up in obscurity—but then, when the time is right, He unveils you and flaunts you to the world.

When God gets ready to flaunt you—His masterpiece—to the world, He makes your enemies sit down and watch while He blesses you. Then—if your ways please the Lord—He makes even your enemies to be at peace with you (Proverbs 16:7). This is His way, and this has always been His way.

Friend, the Bible doesn’t say that God waits to prepare the table before you until you’re OUT of the valley.

We tend to think that joy and reward are only available on the other side of the valley, but that’s not what the Scriptures say. Instead, the Scriptures say that goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life—including on those days when you’re walking through the valley.

The Bible also tells us that he who comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He is the Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This verse applies every day, even on the darkest days.

Beloved intercessor, if you’re walking through a dark valley right now, God is with you.

You are not alone. King Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, is with you right now. No man can snatch you out of His hand. He is God alone, and His Word is true. He is faithful, and He will always be faithful to you.

No matter what you’re going through, remember today that you’re truly going through. Your life is not over. Your hard season is not forever. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5b).

Does this encouraging word from Scripture touch your heart today? If so, leave a comment below—and pray for the others from this community who have left comments as well!

Jamie Rohrbaugh equips people to walk in the manifest presence of God. She is the author of 7 Days of Healing from Rejection and Abandonment: You Can Be Free In Christ and Speak Life Volume 1: Chart Your Course with Your Words. She blogs for a global readership at FromHisPresence.com, where she writes about prayer, the prophetic word, living supernaturally, inner healing, and Kingdom wealth. Her writing is featured on YouVersion, Charisma Magazine, The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. Receive free encouragement and equipping through her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which you can download anytime on iTunes or Spotify.

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Roy
January 13, 2022

I am very thankful for your articles. They encourage me greatly because it is at the perfect time and moment I need to hear them in my inner man. I looked up the definition of shadow. Satan is the dark figure , ( the father of lies) that is always trying to block or distort the light ( Jesus, the wisdom of God and the truth). May God bless you abundantly in the name above all names Jesus our Lord and Saviour . I’m always thankful and so amazed at His faithfulness, forgiveness, steadfast Love, mercy and promises. Especially the He will never leave or forsake us.

Etta Danielson
January 12, 2022

Yes, I and my family have been going THROUGH a hard time. The Lord has brought each of my family THROUGH sickness and He is now bringing me THROUGH. I praise the Lord that fear has not been in me. Decreeing THE WORD OF GOD has continually come out of my heart and mouth.

Russell Long
January 1, 2022

Ms. Rohrbaugh
I would like to share this with my congregation. Can I have your permission to do that.
thanks
Russ Long

Sharilee Rudolph
December 30, 2021

The Lord is a good Shepherd and has taught me to sit at the table spread for me in the midst of my enemies. This is a very encouraging word to confirm going through! At times it seems there is no end to the suffering and change will never happen. But God! By the spirit of the Living God I know it is true! I will go through. Many times others have spoken into my life and they know nothing of what I deal with. I encourage others to feast at the table of the Lord! Feast and worship. Develop intimacy with Jesus and find strength in weakness. I do!

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Bantshang
December 30, 2021

Thanks for the word. It resonated well with me and I have praid the prayer. Please need prayer of protection and deliverance from monitoring evil mirros targeted at me and my family.

Marcy
December 30, 2021

Thank you for this insightful teaching and prayer.
Lord thank you for keeping me protected under your shadow and that you are my refuge. I pray Lord that you will help me to end this year stronger in your words and that the new year will be a better year for me my children and my loved ones friends and fellow intercessors . Amen

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Vern
December 30, 2021

Thanks for the scripture promises. Am dealing with mental depression

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Sharon Botes
December 30, 2021

Thank you Lord Jesus many of us has been through the valley in 2021 but joy does come in the morning Amen

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    Susan CC
    December 30, 2021

    I am smiling Sharon. As I prayed last night, I asked the Lord to bring joy to the mornings of all who shared such great pain, in response to this message. I am hopeful in Him alone.

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Gloria Williams
December 30, 2021

Amen, thank you so much for the encouraging words. They came at a time when I needed them most.

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Funso
December 30, 2021

Thank you. I am very encouraged about the fact that it is a walk through and not a stat put. I also thank the father for being with me with his goodness and mercy.
Thank you for sharing this.
Funso Oyelohunnu
Lagos, Nigeria

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Betty Jo Cloninger
December 30, 2021

This is exactly what I needed to read at this very moment.
Thank you Jesus!

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Gabriela
December 30, 2021

Thanks! For your words of wisdom, and so happy that you pick two of my favorite verses. Psalms 23 and Psalms 91. I recite them every night and bring comfort to my soul. That my awesome “Papa” will heal my eyes because he cares for me.

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Loveth
December 30, 2021

Wow! I am really encouraged. I now know, i am just passing through the valley of the shadow of death. And the Lord is with me. It has an end, it won’t last forever. Hallelujah!
Thank you so much for sharing this post Ma, more grace.

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Layla Micheli
December 30, 2021

Thank you for these words of encouragement. There has been a strng sense of the need for intercession lately in my life. I ahev not slept well and wake up praying. I lnow many peopel even other believers are at battle right now. The devil knows he has little time. Stay strong fellow prayer woriors.

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ROSE MARIE BROWN
December 29, 2021

Thank You Jamie for sharing this prayer guide with me & my family. God continue to bless Jamie & her family from the crown of their heads to the sole of their feet, in Jesus Christ’s mighty name, Amen.

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Priscilla Naik
December 29, 2021

Yes and Amen to that thank you so much I needed to hear that, God is Good All the Time.

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Carrie B
December 29, 2021

Hi, I don’t think I am an intercessor. I do pray for others but I don’t know if I am an intercessor. I am a believer and my family is undergoing much turmoil and satanic attack as of a couple of months ago, maybe longer. my 27 year old daughter Rina, is currently under severe satanic attack. I am not condoning what she did but I feel I should tell you . She is under attack. It seems like it started when a “friend” gave her this synthetic weed. She is suddenly paranoid, she is scared, she thinks “they” have hacked all of her online accounts and they have planted bugs in her phone, car, my phone, etc. I don’t know if it’s that, or another reason she is under attack. These are pure evil attacks by satan. She is not a believer. But last night for the first time in years she mentioned the word “praying”. She is in need of prayer for protection from satan. She was never ever like this before. I’m in prayer, as are friends and family, for Rina. She is 27. This has been a nightmare and it still is. I pray for complete healing. These lAst few months have been very difficult for us. I am a widow and our kids are 25 (Chris) and 27. Since this all began in August, I had my identity stolen, my daughter got sick, my son was attacked by satan with depression, I was in a car accident, and more.we have all been so broken down by evil. I know the Lord isn’t surprised by any of this, and we are surrounded by His greatness, love, provision, protection, mercy, and grace. Thank you for your encouragement. It came at the most perfect time. I hope your letter is written for me and people like me, even if we don’t know if we are intercessor. I am going to share this with my small group sisters and my family. Thank you and God bless you for knowing we have been going through. Love, carrie

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    Susan CC
    December 30, 2021

    Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for Your protection over Carrie, Rina and Chris. Your protection is all consuming, impenetrable, unyielding and will deliver this family from the the influence of all ungodliness. I praise Jesus Christ over Carrie and ask You to fill her with beautiful prayers. Your Word says the prayers of the righteous avail much. May Carrie’s prayers for her family break through the barriers keeping her children from salvation. I pray believing in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Carrie’s savior. I pray her children’s as well and very soon. Amen

    https://www.openbible.info/topics/gods_protection

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Bethany
December 29, 2021

I prayed for deliverance from despair and defeat. I cannot hold on much longer. I cannot take another hit. Father, please do not hide Your face from me. Please forgive me if I have offended You and give me strength to keep going. I cannot do this alone. Please hear and respond to my pleas. I am running out of words and strength to pray. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Janet
December 29, 2021

I am in the valley battling my marriage with unfaithfulness. I receive that email with those beautiful prayers, I am praying for restoration in my marriage and my husband to be delivered from lust and unfaithfulness.

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Janet
December 29, 2021

Praying for God to restore my marriage.

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Jennifer George
December 29, 2021

I prayed, and we need a big breakthrough, miracle, healing, deliverance, favor, mercy, financial miracle, new home(everything in it) new cars/trucks and other ones fixed, justice for my son that was murdered and protection! We are in the valley of shadow of death right now, affliction after affliction but God said although I afflicted you I will afflict you no more! I am standing on that and affliction shall not rise a second time 🙌🏽 Need cooperate Prayer’s ASAP please

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Judith Griffin
December 29, 2021

Jamie, you are such a blessing to me and others and I love you. Yeshua has definitely put you in my path and I praise His wonderful name.

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Debbie
December 29, 2021

I prayed

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Virginia Rich
December 29, 2021

Yes this prayer has done me a lot of good and very encouraging
I pray that God would meet any and everyone’s needs who are calling on him right now in Jesus mighty name above and beyond anything they can think ask or imagine not only for them but for all them their family children loved ones friends descendants even their pets and even all their exes in Jesus mighty name!

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Annanson John
December 29, 2021

I pray that the Lord God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you for your prophetic insights and teaching.
I have always waited to get out of the “valley” before to the “banqueting hall”
I can now expect to have my banquet anytime, anywhere in Jesus Christ’s name.
Most very grateful.

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Moni
December 29, 2021

ONLY GOD! Less than an hour after I received this email, I was led to look at my email. This message is ONLY from God! I’m battling in every area of my life! My family lost our house this year! Living in an unsafe apartment. I’m recovering from multiple surgeries and Covid! I’m seeking God to please lead us to a safe, clean and healthy home! I’m battling with my health seeking God to lead me to the right doctors to finally help me! Today I woke up with a sad heart, I cried out to God to help me, then I see this email! I receive my Father’s divine guidance, wisdom and peace! Please pray for me to hold on and expect God to move on my behalf. I bless God, and bless God for you!

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Amoabeng Castro
December 29, 2021

INDEED I AM WALKING THROUGH THE SHADOWS WHICH IS NOT THE REALITY,MY REWARDS AND JOY,GOODNESS AND MERCY IS ALWAYS WITH ME.MAY GOD INCREASE YOU MORE AND MORE THAN YOUR ENEMIES .IN JESUS’NAME

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Naomi Adams
December 29, 2021

I prayed

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Norah Swartz
December 29, 2021

Thank you pastor Jamie 🙏. Your encouragement is appreciated. It is so needed right now in my life. If it wasn’t for FATHER GOD working and speaking through you, I don’t know where I would be. GOD is surely working for my good. I thank you for your time and effort and support, that you put out to help others, the countless times that you do it so faithfully. My prayer to FATHER GOD for you is that HE will continue to strengthen you in the work of GOD and give you the desire of your heart in all areas of needs in Jesus Name Amen🙏. Love Norah ❤

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Stacy L Montgomery
December 29, 2021

Thank you so much for this message. I have been in a valley for nearly three months. Satan has attacked my children and I have been parenting on my knees in tears. It is one storm after another. It has been nonstop. My oldest son is incarcerated for something he honestly did not do but just got mixed up with the wrong crowd. My oldest daughter is spiritually lost and doesn’t fully believe in Christ. She had to move back into my home and the other children are rebelling because of it. My 16 year old daughter is pregnant. And my 14 year old son is simple disrespectful and disobedient. I moved to a better neighborhood during the summer hoping that they would be more safe and in October, my whole world started falling apart.

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Anne Berit Bjørsvik
December 29, 2021

Yout what i need to her today i got cvid Bless you gays.

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Cindy Kelly
December 29, 2021

Thank you IFA ! Yes encouragement and confirmation has come from you and the Lord! I’m praying for all who have struggled and are under attack such as I am . To God be the glory forever and ever Amen.

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kathleen
December 29, 2021

I so appreciate this wonderful word of encouragement! And, yes I have been going through dark and painful days for a very long time…. continuous attacks on me and my household…mentally, physically, emotionally and financial. And, for the first time since I can remember, I wanted to 100% QUIT! – The attacks and pain became almost unbearable, so deep that I didn’t think I could or even wanted to go on (faith crisis). Thankfully, I didn’t stay in that place….what would be the purpose of quitting? I made a declaration that I was going to sit at the table and eat in the presence of my enemies! So, Thank you for confirming and encouraging the Goodness of God!!!!

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Suzanne
December 29, 2021

I needed this reminder. I needed to be reminded God is for me and with me. He is my peace in the midst of the storm even the when storm seems to have no end. He is the Author and Finisher of Life and He is with me until the end of time. Where He is, there is victory – victory in the good and the bad!

Father, may The Word (Jesus) always be in our hearts and thoughts as we go through trials in life – He will always see us through – just keep the faith, keep our eyes on Jesus. We are the victors through God Almighty!

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Susan CC
December 29, 2021

The continuing and (greatly) earnest comments have compelled me to return to this message. They are humbling. May God continue to bless us with courageous trust as we navigate through “uncharted waters.” The enemy is alive and active but Our God Reigns! May our prayers be set before the Lord like incense, our uplifted hands like the evening offering. And I pray those golden bowls in Heaven that we are filling will be tipped over each of us in this coming year. And as they are, may the Praise of Jesus Christ saturate this nation, just as in Heaven. I am praying the United States will once again, be a light unto the nations. God bless IFA and all involved in this beautiful platform for God’s Glory and the good of His people.

Psalm 141:2
Revelation 5:8

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Barbara
December 29, 2021

Thank you for this enlightening post. My husband of 49 years went to be with our Lord in July of this year. Jesus has been walking me through my grief! Even given me recently “joy”. Not joyful he’s gone but a joy so others can see, God’s Hand in my life! My eyes on Him have been what’s sustained me! I’m sitting in the presence of my enemies, and God’s getting glory.
Thank you!

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Gemma Hueston
December 29, 2021

Thank you for the encouragement today really needed to read this this morning. Been in fear all my life and I’m tired of letting fear have power over me
Please continue and pray for me

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    Susan CC
    December 29, 2021

    My Dearest Gemma,
    I have redeemed you; I’m calling you by your name; you are Mine.
    When you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through fire, you will not be scorched; the flame will not burn you.
    I regard you as valued and honored and I love you.
    I have chosen you; you know Me and trust Me.
    You understand that I AM HE, no god was before Me and none will be after Me.
    Even from eternity I am He, and none can deliver out of My hand. When I act, who can reverse it?
    I am ADONAI.
    I am doing something new, don’t you see it?
    I am the One who blots out your offenses for My Own sake.
    I will not remember your sins.
    I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, My blessing on your offspring.
    I formed you, don’t forget Me.
    Love,
    Your Heavenly Father

    Personalized from Isaiah 43, 44

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Becky Burskey
December 29, 2021

My close friend sent this to me today because I keep walking through some valleys of late. I read your words & Bible quotes & you helped me understand & to be more patient, which I am not. Thank you & God bless you & my friend for helping me

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MJ Spence
December 28, 2021

Thank you for this article. My daughter passed, and my son has covid. I am in quarantine and can’t go to church. I will reread this over and over. Thank you for the encouragement. Psalm 91 is my life verse and I love the 23rd Psalm.

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    Susan CC
    December 29, 2021

    MJ, I humbly submit Psalm 34. I pray as you read, it will be a healing balm for your broken heart. His Word is life. You trust is everything.

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. v 18
    https://biblehub.com/nlt/psalms/34.htm

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Dwight and Barbara
December 28, 2021

Thank you for this article and for your ministry!!!! Our family blew up and we have had financial and health issues that keep battering at us. Our children have “disowned” each other and turned from us and we have
No contact w several of our grandchildren now going on two years because of the ongoing division. Tonight we had to ask our son to move out because of his unresolved anger from in healed hurt. We are praying Jeremiah 29 and Ez 36 over him and our family now for several years. Thank you for praying for us. We know this pain for all of us will be redemptive and God will bring good but my wife especially is hurting.

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    Susan CC
    December 29, 2021

    Dwight and Barbara, I have been praying for the Lord’s blessing over families. This prayer was an offshoot of the more personal one for my own for no division. We are not only separated by many physical miles but mindsets as well. The Lord put this verse on my heart when praying one morning “let no one split apart what God has joined together.” It blessed me as does every Word spoken to my heart and mind. I pray He will abundantly restore your years of division and bring peace and confidence to your hearts as you wait on Him.

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Rebecca Thornton
December 28, 2021

Thank you so much for this article! So encouraging. The past two years have been the hardest season that my family has ever gone through. But, this past Christmas was one of the best we’ve ever had. Abba is a God of redemption and I’m so thankful!!

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Su
December 28, 2021

Such a timely word! We are going through such trials right now! I will read this to my spouse, who is battling intense fear these days. Thank you so much!

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Richard Kuiper
December 28, 2021

Pray for my perseverance in this valley of Parkinson’s.

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Coral Rose Shipley
December 28, 2021

Thank you for your word of encouragement today. Blessings to you too.

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Juanita Oquendo
December 28, 2021

Loved this article! So encuraging to me right now. Seems like I keep going through the valley of death over and over again. When I think it’s over, another trail comes. But God is faithful and full of mercy. He has kept me centered through the power of His Holy Spirit! Thank you for this excellent article ♥️🙏

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Jessica Renshaw
December 28, 2021

JAMIE, I LOVE THIS:

JOY and REWARD are available to you, even now in this valley.

Psalm 23:5-6 says:

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

In this Psalm, the Lord prepares a table before you in the presence of your enemies. Notice that it doesn’t say “in the presence of my friends.” That is how we often think joy will come, right? When everything is going great in our lives? However, that’s not always so, the Lord wants you to know that your enemies are a necessary part of your banquet.

Why are your enemies a necessary part of your banquet?

Your enemies are a necessary part of your banquet because God loves to flaunt His faithful ones to their adversaries. He teaches you, trains you, and raises you up in obscurity—but then, when the time is right, He unveils you and flaunts you to the world.

When God gets ready to flaunt you—His masterpiece—to the world, He makes your enemies sit down and watch while He blesses you. Then—if your ways please the Lord—He makes even your enemies to be at peace with you (Proverbs 16:7). This is His way, and this has always been His way.

Friend, the Bible doesn’t say that God waits to prepare the table before you until you’re OUT of the valley.

We tend to think that joy and reward are only available on the other side of the valley, but that’s not what the Scriptures say. Instead, the Scriptures say that goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life—including on those days when you’re walking through the valley.

(I love that our enemies are necessary to provide the audience for God to “flaunt” us to the world as trophies of His grace–“Look what I was able to make out of her!” “Look how the facets of his life reflect My power and glory!”)

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Judy Cissell
December 28, 2021

The Lord is truly my shepherd! I am filled with the certainty that having His enduring love and mercy will see me and mine through the darkest night into his guiding light. I love you Lord and I praise your holy name!

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Kim
December 28, 2021

This speaks very specifically to me
Very comforting

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Catherine Seybold
December 28, 2021

I do not see myself walking through the valley of the shadow of death. In the spirit: I see myself walking on the water with Jesus while continuing to receive everything He has already provided for me through His finished work!

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Evangelist Dr. David Hupp
December 28, 2021

Jamie, the Lord use you to bring us more encouragement like this!
Heb 10:23 NLT Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.
Heb 10:24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
Heb 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.
David, HIS Print Media Ministries

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    Jessica Renshaw
    December 28, 2021

    Thank you, Dr. Hupp. I love the “Let us” passages in Hebrews. There are TWELVE of them! Derek Prince made me aware of this in his devotional book Declaring God’s Word. All of them are encouraging.

Herb Johnston
December 28, 2021

Jamie , thank you so much for these words of encouragement. I am learning more and more to not be embarrassed about anticipating God’s provision in natural physical things here in this time. { and of course his provision in my spiritual mental and emotional healing in being obedient and disciplined as much as possible- in the place that I am on any given day – , which today is one of those days.. that being a good day }And also what is so glaringly obvious is the training and discipline that I-,and we, have been receiving-.. but especially me-.. in my mind( cause I can only focus on my training☺🙏) in being diligent to continually seek him more and more-, in prayer- but especially in the Word. I am so grateful for being in this new place of being immersed in the Word. Of course that immersion is different for everyone. And that is okay.. God makes us unique- , even in our obedience to be different members of the same body seeking him and being obedient in unison-..we are all unique having similarities and differences which make us glorious children of God. I guess I need to say that out loud and so I can be reminded that God is patient with me-, not wanting any to perish-,completing his work in me until the day we see him face to face.
Lord once again I am reminded that I am so grateful for this place to come and share my gratitude with other relievers,- who are members of what appears to me, to be a university of the Saints,-also combat headquarters of the Regiment of the Soldiers of the Lord.
I have become acquainted with so many people-,leaders,and other Christian Soldiers on this website. So Lord, I pray and ask as your Word says-, that when I humble myself and come to you and seek me that you will hear me,-and continue to guide me.. and that all of the brothers and sisters will continue to grow and we will be victorious as we Forge through these dark days..the darkest many of us have known…as I am learning what it really means to trudge through times of battle as our ancestors, our forefathers, and our founding Generations had before us-, in founding this great land.
I thank you for all these things,for praying and believing you will continue to have mercy on me and on all of us -, in Jesus Mighty name, Amen

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Gladys White
December 28, 2021

Amen! We are going through! We are more than conquerors in this life! We are victorious because of what our great High Priest, JESUS THE CHRIST did for us a Calvary!
We walk by faith! Not by sight!
The devil is in trouble!!! He is under our feet! Keep him there intercessors!
We are staying on the wall! Not coming down! In JESUS name!

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Roxanne Rice
December 28, 2021

The “valley of the SHADOW” indeed! I remember Kenneth Copeland saying, “The shadow of a dog never bit anybody.”. How true! So, fear not!

All God’s blessings to you all today and in the new year!
Roxy

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Debra Benard
December 28, 2021

I’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH THIS IS QUITE ENCOURGING TO ME, PROBLEMS ON THE JOB, TO FAMILY ISSUES, ATTACK TO MY FINANCES, TO MY HEALTH STILL PUSHING FOWARD.

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Sue Mobley
December 28, 2021

Thank you for posting this timely word today. I needed to hear this Word today. I receive it into my body and soul to bring healing and strength.

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Susan CC
December 28, 2021

I agree heartily with Jamie’s message and love every word…Psalm 23 and 91 are committed to my heart and mind.
Thank you Father for walking us through our problems. Thank You for the feast we know is being prepared out of Your overwhelming abundance. Thank You for Your beloved daughter Jamie Rohrbaugh. May her praise of You continue to be a beacon of light in this broken world. Thank You for leading me to Psalm 117 this morning, I let it out! Praise Yah! May everyone everywhere shine with praise to You! I love You Father. I love You Jesus. I love you Holy Spirit. Amen

https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Ketuvim/Psalm_23/Psalm23.pdf
Psalm 117
Glorious Praise
The Passion Translation
Let everyone everywhere shine with praise to Yahweh!
Let it all out! Go ahead and praise Him!
For He has conquered us with His great love,
and His kindness has melted our hearts.
His faithfulness lasts forever, and He will never fail you.
So go ahead, let it all out!
Praise Yah!
O Yah!

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Jennifer Batchelor
December 28, 2021

Father God, I thank you for your words of comfort and true joy. Thank you for the IFA ministry for giving us awareness of your love, strength and peace. We are thankful we can turn to you for that perfect love and we know you are with us. In Jesus name we pray.

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Denise Farina
December 28, 2021

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I too, have been in constant prayer reciting Psalm 23, which is very easy to memorize, and, very comforting reciting and getting His confirmation of how He is moving in our lives.
Certainly also getting in the “secret place” in Psalm 91 has many gold nuggets for us all who read and carry out this important Psalm, as well.
I also find comfort in reciting 2 Corinthians 1:2-3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus (Yeshua) – Father of mercies, God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, so that we can comfort those who are in a trouble, with comfort, with which we are comforted by God. Amein. Comforting in these troubling times, where God is testing us see Rev. 3:10)
Praise God as we are quickly coming into 2022! We keep our whole armour on (Eph. 6:12-17) daily as well as plead His pure shed blood to cleanse & cover us! HalleluYah!

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    Jessica Renshaw
    December 28, 2021

    I haven’t been able to master Spanish conversation but because the words of the Bible in English are so familiar to me, I find it a blessing to memorize passages like Psalm 23, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Magnificat in Spanish. For some reason, when I wake up into fear in the middle of the night, reciting the 23rd Psalm is more comforting to me in Spanish than in English. Often I barely get through “El Senor es mi pastor–” and I am peacefully asleep again!

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Brian lynch
December 28, 2021

Satan will do the best that he can to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came that we may have abundant life. Thank You, Lord, that satan was defeated by the first drop of blood that You shed on the cross. We have EVERYTHING we need in Jesus. Psalm 91 makes it so clear that we have all we need to be victorious in Him.

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Sandy Bagwell
December 28, 2021

Thank you. I needed this.

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Ruth Jacobs
December 28, 2021

Holy Spirit has been taking me through Psalm 23 the last 2 months, giving me fresh revelation each day with it. My favorite one is , “He spreads a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
Father showed me, the table is spread before us fresh each day, in the presence of our enemies. He doesn’t just do it for us once. He does it every day.

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Lisa Shonts
December 28, 2021

Thank you Jamie! This article is so descriptive and very encouraging,. I sat smiling and lifting my hands as I read it through, because I can totally relate 100%…
The way you beautifully wove together Psalm 23 and Ps 91…clearly described the Strong, Loving and Protective Arm of Our Beloved Savior and Shepherd.
Many a ‘nights’ I found myself in this dark valley of the ‘shadow’ reciting those scriptures, and PRAISE GOD…He has ‘brought me through’ EVERY TIME!!! He’s faithful to His promises…Joy does come in the morning!!🙌
God Bless you Jamie for sharing ‘your gift’ of writing this encouraging word💕…May you be Blessed as you bless others
God Bless you and yours in the New Year

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Colin Campbell
December 28, 2021

Thank you dear Jamie and IFA … for this living word, Glory to God!
Tonight, just prior to reading it , I had a VIVID Prophetic Dream! This dream confirmed that He is increasing His grace upon me by Mark 16:20 … where Jesus’ promised confirming Miraculous Healing signs following me
(and us ) as we proclaim the Gospel.
IMPORTANT-NOTE: For the first time I just gave as a Christmas gift of New Testaments to the adults and older children of my two dear families 🎶💕👆
PS
I used NewTestaments with the Gospel plan of salvation in the last two page . Lord GRACE all Followers of Jesus in America to ARISE in 2022 by Isaiah 60: 1-3 !!

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Janet Klumb
December 28, 2021

This is just what I needed to hear as we spent Christmas Day in the ER rather than with my children and grandchildren. Not Covid but a shock of facial shingles for my husband after a little virus. He lost his job because of the vaccine mandate and stress from all directions flowed in. When will this end? This valley of shadows? Yet Jesus was born in the midst of a valley of shadows in the society of His time and He was there in the ER with us as He promised. Walking through it all in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, we will be blessed on the other side with a greater appreciation for what we have.
Lord, I pray for all whose lives have taken a seemingly wrong turn that they find Jesus was there walking beside them each step of the way. Amen.

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    Donna Butera
    December 28, 2021

    Janet I was touched by your story. First I prayed for you and your husband. I pray that his shingles will dissipate and he will have no pain in Jesus name. Second that he will get a job better than the one he had before. I admire him him for standing up for his beliefs and for our freedoms.
    Praising God that he was protected from Covid and praise you father for continuing to protect you both from Covid.

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      Susan CC
      December 28, 2021

      Janet, I agree with Donna’s prayer. How wonderful You realize His love and protection. Your gratitude is everything!

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    Silvia Garcia
    December 28, 2021

    My cousin just lost his wife due to Covid. He got very sick also. Both refused to get vaccinated. I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I have an autoimmune disease. I prayed for guidance and wisdom. I got the vaccine. But I still have to be careful around those of you who won’t.

Cynthia Weatherwax
December 28, 2021

This was encouraging to me. We all go through trying times, and it shows our character as we go. Then we can allow our Father to prune us as we keep our eyes on Jesus. I have experienced the part where the Lord flaunts us to our enemies. As we keep a humbling attitude sometimes are enemies can be won over to Christ Jesus! Thank you for sharing this message.

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David Johnson
December 28, 2021

Keep your face toward the Son, and darkness (shadows) will fall behind you.

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