Mark 4:35-41 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
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.
When God says to you, “Let us cross over to the other side”, or that you’re going through that valley, who do you hear, the Devil telling you that it’s the end, and it’s all over, or do you hear the Lord telling you that this is just part of life’s journey? God doesn’t send trials and tribulations our way for our demise, but for our development and growth. Remember the same power and authority (rod and staff) that takes us through the valley, is the same power and authority that Jesus used in the boat. It’s the power and authority given to a son or daughter of the living God—we just need faith.
So whatever trail you’re facing right now, see yourself coming out the other side, stronger and victorious.