In a war between the Israelites and the Arameans, God delivered the Israelites. He said, “Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord.” Sometimes, we go through valleys so our faith will grow. When He delivers us from difficulty, we are able to look back and see His power and glory. I walked for several years through the valley of infertility. As a teenager, I remember praying over my unborn children. I believed that God had promised I would have children. So when I didn’t get pregnant as an adult, I had difficulty understanding what He was doing. But through it, I trusted He was in control. After medical testing and intervention, I became pregnant with my son and then when he was five months old, I became pregnant with my daughter. Although certainly not easy, my faith in God grew. He used it to bring glory to Himself and prepare me to help other women experiencing a similar struggle.
Read: 1 Kings 20:26-30; Romans 8:25-27