Psalm 23:4 – #BeautyInTheBeast

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At many points, this was the conversation between God and I:

Me: God, why is this happening to me??? (In my most frantic voice)

God: Why not you? (Calm and authoritative)

The day before I was admitted into hospital, my face had deteriorated to the point that I was practically unrecognisable. On this day, God challenged me to write my testimony and to specifically write what the end would look like! I playfully laughed and thought to myself, this my Daddy God has serious jokes. But in a painful confused obedience…I started writing.

I knew that this would be UNCOMFORTABLE. Not just for myself but for those observing. Who would want to keep record and share such a dark valley moment with the world?

I had to resolve that I not only represent what the mountaintop experience looks like, in terms of the joys of success, accolades and achievements; but I also represent what it looks like to TRUST God in the valley. Holding back due to ‘lack of comfort’ and ‘human opinions’ would have be a disservice to the grace and mercy of God upon my life.

‘EVEN THOUGH I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil’.

Psalm 23:4
  • The conjunction ‘even though’ makes me understand that the valley is an expected part of the Christian walk.
  • The word ‘walk’ makes me understand I need not run through this valley experience and I dare not stand still. The only thing I need to do is walk WITH God. And if I ever felt compelled to ‘run’, it would only be into the name of JESUS (Proverbs 18:10).
  • Finally, the word ‘through’ is a word of hope in this verse. ‘Through’ tells me that the valley is not a permanent experience.
Sometimes we will pass THROUGH, to know that He IS.
  • We will pass through sickness to know that He is a Healer.
  • We will pass through heartbreak to know that He is a mender of broken hearts.
  • We will pass through rejection to know that He never leaves nor forsakes us.

So I say again, sometimes we will pass through to know that HE IS!

Sometimes we will pass THROUGH, to know that He IS. We will pass through sickness to know that He is a Healer. We will pass through heartbreak to know that He is a mender of broken hearts… #BeautyInTheBeast

Join the conversation, read the #BeautyInTheBeast devotional where you not only journey with me, but you journey with scripture and learn how to suffer ‘well’. It is exclusively available to purchase as a PDF download on ‪doctorkanayo.com/shop before its release on any other platform.

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At many points, this was the conversation between God and I: Me: God, why is this happening to me??? (In my most frantic voice) God: Why not you? (Calm and authoritative) • The day before I was admitted into hospital, my face had deteriorated to the point that I was practically unrecognisable. On this day, God challenged me to write my testimony and to specifically write what the end would look like! I playfully laughed and thought to myself, this my Daddy God has serious jokes. But in a painful confused obedience…I started writing. • I knew that this would be UNCOMFORTABLE. Not just for myself but for those observing. Who would want to keep record and share such a dark valley moment with the world? • I had to resolve that I not only represent what the mountaintop experience looks like in terms of the joys of success, accolades and achievements; but I also represent what it looks like to TRUST God in the valley. Holding back would be a disservice to the grace and mercy of God upon my life. • David writes in Psalm 23:4 ‘EVEN THOUGH I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil’. • The conjunction ‘even though’ makes me understand that the valley is an expected part of the Christian walk. The word ‘walk’ makes me understand I need not run through this valley experience and I dare not stand still. The only thing I need to do is walk WITH God. Finally, the word ‘through’ is a word of hope in this verse. ‘Through’ tells me that the valley is not its not a permanent experience. • Sometimes we will pass THROUGH, to know that He IS. We will pass through sickness to know that He is a Healer. We will pass through heartbreak to know that He is a mender of broken hearts. We will pass through rejection to know that He never leaves nor forsakes us. So I say again, we will pass through to know that HE IS! • Join the conversation, read the #BeautyInTheBeast devotional where you not only journey with me, but you journey with scripture & learn how to suffer ‘well’. It is exclusively available to purchase as a PDF download on ‪doctorkanayo.com/sh‬op #Healing #Testimony #Devotional #Psalm23 #SJSSurvivor

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Exclusive access to the ‘Beauty In The Beast’ Devotional with a small contribution towards Doctor Kanayo’s creative ministry. The e-devotional will be emailed to the address provided within 24 hours of purchase. We are told to reject suffering and pain, but what do you do when you are confronted with the prospect of death? This devotional draws you into Kanayo’s testimony of battling a ‘one in a million’ rare serious illness called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. We journey with her suffering, healing, finding beauty in the beast of pain and ultimately learn how to suffer ‘well’.

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First comes the Fire and then the Gold. There is Beauty In The Beast.

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