I'm sitting here tonight amazed at the manifold grace of God. It's overwhelming for me grasp all that God has done in one year. One of the strongest words I received in the past year was during the deepest hurt of my life. The word came at 1:30 in the morning (because I couldn't sleep) on Youtube. (who said God can't use Youtube:^) Here is the word in a nutshell...
When it rains on the mountain, where does the water go? answer=the valley. Everyone loves the mountaintop experiences when the rain is falling. But where does the water go? The water goes to your lowest point. God has concealed the rain of the last out pouring in the soil where you are standing on.
Psa 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You; Your ways are in their hearts. (6) Passing through the valley of weeping, they will make it a fountain; the early rain also covers it with blessings. (7) They go from strength to strength, appearing in Zion before God.
God has put you in a place where you must press pass 'what is obvious' to find what he has hidden for you, not from you. He has hidden refreshment for you, it's always within reach, it's just a step beyond convenience. You are standing on pleasant soil, even though it may seem crusty and dry. The darkest moment of a person's life is their greatest moment to find promotion, if we will simply turn the attitude of the heart from the dread of the moment to the impossibility that God would abandon me thru a season of dryness.