Not All Valleys are “of the Devil”

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matt. 4:1)

Not every trial, not every test, can be blamed on the devil. The Lord can put us in tough situations to bring testing, to put fire to our faith… to forge the steel of faith in our lives.

It is never comfortable, but when the Lord brings the fire, it is always necessary.

The fire of testing can be used, like with the wilderness experience, to prepare for what is next.

We need to learn from the tests in our lives rather than try and move them off quickly and claim victory over the devil.