Victory Valleys (Part II)
“What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Baca, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God” (Psalm 84:5-7).
The Valley of Baca: In Hebrew, “Baca” means “weeping.”
Technically, there is no specific valley known as Baca, although there is a large area of many valleys that has that name. And, it is through this area that many made pilgrimages to the Temple to worship God. However, Baca means “weeping,” and was probably more indicative of a time of sorrow or suffering on our journey to find God in our lives.
If you are walking through a valley like the Valley of Baca, (or the Valley of Achor), then make sure your spiritual journey leads you to Christ and not in another direction. In fact, verses 6 and 7 say that those who walk through this valley “will make it a place of springs, and the autumn rains will cover it with blessings!” And all of us are familiar with Psalm 24 that says “though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” God is with you!
God will always open doors for us as we walk in His ways…as we walk in the light. He will give us all that we need to walk though our valleys of sorrows or troubles, but…WE MUST DO THE WALKING! “Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Keep traveling steadily along His pathway and in due season He will honor you with every blessing” (Psalm 37:34).