Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bible Verses for Hills and Valleys



I don't know about your life, but mine has constant ups and downs.  Victorious high points followed by gut-wrenching moments where life bottoms out.  Each moment has its challenges in remembering God in it all.  This song helps put everything in perspective. 

In I Kings 20, the Arameans attacked Israel. After Israel defeated Aram, the servants of Ben-Hadad, King of Aram, advised him, saying “Their gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we; but rather let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they." (I Kings 20:23) They thought the God of Israel was only capable of helping them when they were in the mountains. However, a prophet told the King of Israel “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because the Arameans have said, “The Lord is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’” (I Kings 20:28) And God gave Israel a second great victory proving that the God of Israel is a God of the mountains and a God of the valleys. In fact, He is THE one and only God of the mountains and the valleys. Praise be to Him!

Hills and Valleys

by Tauren Wells, Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith

I’ve walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
Psalm 56:8 You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
And I’ve felt the pain of heartbreak
And I’ve seen the brighter days
And I’ve prayed prayers to heaven from my lowest place
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
And I have held Your blessings
God, You give and take away
Job 1:20-21 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
No matter what I have, Your grace is enough
2 Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
No matter where I am, I’m standing in Your love
Psalm 33:22  Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in You.

Chorus:
On the mountains, I will bow my life to the One who set me there
Psalm 99:9 (HCSB) Exalt the Lord our God; bow in worship at His holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
Psalm 84:6 Passing through the valley of Baca [weeping] they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.
When I’m standing on the mountain I didn’t get there on my own
Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
2 Samuel 22:34 “He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on my high places."
When I’m walking through the valley I know I am not alone
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You’re God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

I’ve watched my dreams get broken
In You I hope again
Psalm 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
No matter what
I know I’m safe inside Your hands
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

Chorus:
On the mountains, I will bow my life to the One who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I’m standing on the mountain I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley I know I am not alone
You’re God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

Father, You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
1 Samuel 2:7-8 “The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He set the world on them.”
Through it all, You will remain over it all
Job 42:2 “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted."

On the mountains, I will bow my life
In the valley, I will lift my eyes

Chorus:
On the mountains, I will bow my life to the One who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I’m standing on the mountain I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley I know I am not alone
You’re God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

And I will choose to say
Blessed be Your name
Job 1:20-21 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
And I am not alone
Hebrews 13:5-6  Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.  What will man do to me?”

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