The Valley Of Baca | The Institute for Creation Research
The Valley Of Baca

“Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools” (Psalm 84:6).

Many believers today are spiritually experiencing the journey through the valley of Baca; Baca was actually a valley near Jerusalem, but its name means the place of weeping.

What causes the redeemed of God to shed tears? One reason why believers weep is due to repentance over sin, either their own sin or someone else’s. David wept over his own sin; Jeremiah wept over Israel’s sin and impending judgment.

Others weep because of the intense physical pain and suffering that has become part of their daily experience. Still others are brought to tears over the mental anguish of a situation that, through no fault of their own, has come upon them. Think of Job.

The Apostle Paul was brought to tears over the burden of the ministry. “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears” (Acts 20:31).

Every Christian sooner or later finds himself in the valley of Baca, filling it with tears. But God’s promises are very clear as to how to be victorious in spite of these hard circumstances of life.

The first promise in our text is, “Who passing through the valley of Baca.” The believer is promised that he will not be in the dry valley forever. He will get through it. Refreshing rain will come. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

The second promise is in Psalm 84:7. “They go from strength to strength.” Not our own strength, but the Lord’s strength. “Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee” (v.5). Our strength is insufficient; God’s supernatural strength and grace are completely sufficient.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear” (Psalm 46:1,2). NPS

The Latest
NEWS
"Stone Age" Surgery
The creation model states that humans were created by God about six thousand years ago—as opposed to evolution that says we came from apes over millions...

CREATION.LIVE PODCAST
Amazing Animals, Obvious Design | Creation.Live Podcast: Episode...
From the pets in our backyard to the creatures that dwell deep within the ocean, the world is home to a fascinating variety of animals. Where did they...

NEWS
Do Bird Embryos Show Evidence of Evolving from Dinosaurs?
The majority of zoologists and vertebrate paleontologists believe that birds are actually flying dinosaurs. This even includes the world’s smallest...

CREATION PODCAST
Seeing Stars At Impossible Distances | The Creation Podcast:...
For millennia, mankind has looked at the stars in wonder. Technology has allowed us to study these magnificent creations, but we still have questions....

NEWS
Fresh Dinosaur Tracks Revive Rankling Mysteries
Droughts across north Texas dried the Paluxy River bed, famous for its dinosaur footprints. Ordinarily, the dinosaur tracks lie buried beneath water-covered...

NEWS
Upright Walking Ancestor?
In 2020, an interesting evaluation of human evolution was made by a Scientific American science writer.  The human saga, we now understand,...

NEWS
Mucin in the Mucous
Most readers would rather avoid the topic of mucous. It’s hardly a dinner-table subject! Regardless, our lives depend on this watery, mucilaginous...

NEWS
God's Gift of Speech
Evolution is so flexible! It can be fast1 or slow.2 It can go forward or backward.3 It can add or eliminate structures—such...

CREATION PODCAST
Do We Have Useless Organs? | The Creation Podcast: Episode 31
Tonsils, the appendix, and the spleen are just a few examples of organs within the human body that many people refer to as "useless," but...

NEWS
James Webb Telescope Data: Challenges for the Big Bang?
Astronomers are thrilled by the extraordinary images provided by the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)—but some of the data already contradict...