In the middle of struggles or temptation did you ever just wish things would quiet down and that life was simple and easy? I sure have. Then as I was reading through the 23rd psalm yesterday I came to the part about the dark valley. Oh I hate dark places in general and especially if they are a hiding place for enemies who are just looking for an opportunity to pounce. So as I thought about why a loving shepherd would lead his defenseless sheep through there I realized that it was because the green pastures and still waters are on the other side!