In Psalm 23:4 the following words are recorded: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  Notice that David was “walking through the valley.”  I have yet another church cliché which is “trouble doesn’t last always.”  When we are in life’s valleys, as they are allowed of God, we must remember that we are not there to stay.  We are walking “through” the valley, which means that there is an end.  There are also mountains on both ends of this valley.  This lets us know that there is also victory at the end of the valley.  The scripture along with experience has taught me that God has a purpose for the valley.  The Apostle Peter in II Peter 1:5-8 teaches that we must add to our faith virtue (strength), knowledge (of God), temperance (self control), patience (endurance), godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity (love).  These qualities of God’s people only come through the valleys in our lives.  Therefore, let us trust God when in the valley, knowing that he is the lily of the valleys (Song of Solomon 2:1), and that he is working a work in us.  The valley will surely come to an end.