valley of the shadow of death


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valley of the shadow of death

A grim place where death is or seems imminent. This Biblical phrase comes from Psalm 23. Walking through that old, bombed-out neighborhood, Sam felt like he was in the valley of the shadow of death. I would never be able to march into the valley of the shadow of death like soldiers do.
See also: death, of, shadow, valley
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Jesus, who comforted the widow of Nain and was with Martha and Mary when their brother Lazarus died, is the same Jesus who walked with you through the valley of the shadow of death during that family bereavement.
There is another strange, often silent, character who accompanies Susan and Victor as they journey through the valley of the shadow of death: "the one everyone calls God" (p.
"Well is a testament to the courage of a strong woman who has allowed God to be her Shepherd 'even though she walked through the valley of the shadow of death.' This story is one of hope." - J.Shomo, RN
On this journey through the valley of the shadow of death, the only clear signal is distress.
"Victory Over Cancer and Fear" covers such issues as: How to speak words of life; Dealing with fear; Facing the Battle; Power of prayer; Power of praise; God's sustaining strength; Gain new intimacy with God; Navigate the Valley of the Shadow of Death; Choose Life Abundantly; How to survive and thrive.
The grey inscribed slabs and monuments stand close together in what is veritably a Valley of the Shadow of Death."
Ask your sisters to pray for two things: 1) that God's "will be done on earth as in heaven" (Matthew 6:10), and 2) that when the time comes, and for as long as it takes, they will have the courage and compassion to walk with you through the Valley of the Shadow of Death as you deal with the reality of your husband's passing.
He said: "In the darkest part of night, probably dressed in dark clothes, dark men did a dark, dark deed, bringing us to this place today, leading to the loss of Izzy, causing us to travel through the valley of the shadow of death."
Even 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
In Brink's interpretation of the image in political terms as the Fanonian wretched of the earth, it is often conflated with the image of Sisyphus, irrepressibly rebellious in his servitude; in literary terms, it is cast in the figure of the doomed but defiant tragic protagonist; its theological and philosophical countenance is the threadbare ascetic, contemptuous of fleshly tinsel, labouring at his/her Stations of the Cross in his/her will to martyrdom; in myth, it is emblematised as the archetypal wayfarer, shedding not clothes alone but also human flesh, a bone-creature, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death (memorably portrayed in the image of Elisabeth at the end of her pilgrimage across the Karoo in An Instant in the Wind).
That is a sure hope capable of carrying you through the valley of the shadow of death.
As Nelson Mandela stated, "There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
It is a time to share your thoughts with your pastor who will pray with you and comfort you and console you and give you strength as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
That experience had such a strong effect on him that he summed it up by saying: "There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
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