There are those times when Believers find themselves at a low point in their lives. Many will say of themselves that they are in a valley. It can be for various reasons: loss, grief, illness, broken relationships, isolation, sin, depression or disappointment, just to name a few.

Whatever the reason, these seasons can feel very alone and sometimes inescapable, but the L-rd wants us to know otherwise. He is our hope. He is faithful even when we are barely hanging on to hope or have lost hope.
If you are in a season of feeling despair for whatever reason, may this poem encourage you that G-d is always there able to meet your every need, even in the lowest and darkest of times.

In the valley of deep despair,

my lungs gasp to catch the air.
My eyes well with endless tears.
Darkness escalates all my fears.
My heart is heavy, weighed down like stone,
Enduring this plight,
Thoughts spinning around, no hope I see.
“My G-d, my G-d, have you abandoned me?”
In a desperate fight, my sanity to keep,
answers evade me and again I weep.
Shadows haunt me, giving no rest.
"Is this punishment;
is this a test?"
My head bows low, my face in a frown;
deep in this valley, no solace is found.
I twirl in waiting, wanting to be free.
“My G-d, my G-d, are you there for me?”
Sinking in sand without control,
I need an answer, a tree to hold.

As time

in the valley

bends one to prayer,
as sure as the stars, G-d’s presence is there.
His eye watches over from heaven’s sky,
keeping vigil, counting the tears I cry.
Moonbeams He sends into the night,
hugging me tight from any fright.
Weaving and working out master plans,
my life was always in capable hands.
“Dear Little One,
why are your eyes cast down?
Your focus is lost with thoughts spiraling around.
How can you behold when you

Look up
to the heavens
and then you will know.
Even in night’s lights, hope you will see,
reflected from the sun, the Son of me.
I never stepped away from your
nor from your laments did I ever part.
My love for you is beyond what you feel,
plans for good, in perfect time I unseal.
Let the dew in the valley quench your thirst,
keeping your focus on me first.
I have your answers; let go, have peace.
Trust in me and your despair

The following is a sampling of verses that may be read along with this poem: Psalm 23:4-6; Psalm 34:15, 17-19; Proverbs 3:1-2, 5-6; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 21:28