The hand of the Lord was on me, and He brought me out by His Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley, it was full of bones. He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry. Ezekiel 32:1-2 HCSB
There have been times in my life when I have felt depressed because of circumstances or problems that have come my way. At other times I have been deeply saddened due to troublesome occurrences in the lives of people in my realm of influence. Depression in our society today is quite common and many individuals benefit from counseling and/or medications to aid in handling the stresses of life.
By God’s power, Ezekiel was miraculously placed in a valley of dry bones. It is believed that these bones were the bones of the people of Israel who had died at the hands of the Babylonians. This must have been very depressing to Ezekiel as he realized the physical and spiritual dryness of the people of Israel.
Challenge: Do you feel like you are in a valley of dry bones? Are you feeling depressed? Trust God that He has a plan and will help you experience exactly what is best and most helpful to you.