Changing Valleys

Go back to Mississippi; go back to Alabama; go back to South Carolina; go back to Georgia; go back to Louisiana; go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared those words during his celebrated "I Have A Dream" speech.  He called upon his hearers, having received encouragement and motivation in our nation's capitol, to return to their
homes, carrying inside them the hope for change. 

With his next sentence, King added:  "Let us not wallow in the valley of despair."

Too much wallowing occurs in the valleys of life.  In one of the best known passages in Scripture, King David testified . . .

Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me
Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
In his valleys, David sang. 
In his valleys, Dr. King kept dreaming. 
What do you do in your valleys? 

Wallowing is not the correct answer. 

Go back . . . knowing that somehow your situation can and will be changed.

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