Psalm 84:6 “When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings”
The first of the four guaranteed valleys is The Valley of Siddim. The Valley of Siddim is the Valley of failure. The second Valley is The Valley of Eshcol. The Valley of Eshcol is the Valley of Fear, of intimidation, of inferiority complex. The third is The Valley of Elah. The Valley of Elah is the valley of conflict, where you face giant challenges. The fourth guaranteed valley that everybody has to deal with is The Valley of Baca. The valley of Baca is the valley of weeping, grief, and barrenness. I pray for everyone currently experiencing or going through the valley of Baca, the valley of weeping, grief, and barrenness. I pray that Baca will become a fruitful place, and it will usher you into the presence of the Most High God.
Nothing grows in the valley of Baca. Nothing is productive, and there is no fruit there, just tears. You, your family, your business, your career, and your relationship may be passing through some sort of Baca right now. Characterized by a lot of loss and weeping, grieving, and things are drying up. However, Baca should bring us to a place where we weep and pray for our brothers regardless of their faith. For every human being that is going through a challenging situation. Our hearts should rend, our hearts should cry. Psalm 84:6a-7 “As they pass through the Valley of Baca… They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.”
William Booth is the man that started the Salvation Army. The story is told of how they started in the UK and sent missionaries to the US. The missionaries sent a message back to William Booth saying, ‘We have fasted, we have prayed… (We have brought comedians to church. We have brought entertainers), but people are not coming to God. These people do not want God. And William Booth sent a telegram message back to them – two words, it read, ‘Try weeping!’ And as the story goes, as they wept for the cities, God turned the hearts of the people to Himself. God’s people have a duty to go through the Valley of Baca so that we can usher people into Zion. We go through Baca so that we can usher people into God’s presence, into Zion.
Psalm 84:6 “As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.” (NKJV). As they pass through the desert of barrenness, drought, and dryness, they make it a place of springs, a well-watered garden. That is who we are; water comes when we show up. Springs come to the desert, and it becomes rivers of living water when we show up.
Prayer: Father, everything that represents Baca in my life will bear fruit for Your glory and will become a highway ushering people into Zion, in Jesus Name. Amen!