Those blessed of the Lord turn their valleys into a spring, “Passing through the Valley of Baca (weeping), they make it a spring, a well” (Ps. 84:7).
How might you use your valley? Too often we set anxiety down in the valley, while looking for the way out. Leaving anxiety for the one coming behind.
How long? There is no time-table or milage given for the valleys in life, but there is an ultimate destination (Ps. 84:8); yet the way is about the journey, a walking with and trusting in the Lord along that way (Ps. 84:13; Jn. 14:6).
Don’t camp down in the valley, you are just “passing through.” Faith in the Lord will set springs/wells of life-giving water while you are down in that valley.
Blessed people know that they are only passing through, and because of that, they turn the valley into a spring of life.
In his letters to Timothy, the apostle Paul turned his final prison cell into a well. It was, after all, a repurposed cistern twenty (20) feet below the streets of Rome.
Faith turned that deep valley, that prison cell, that repurposed cistern, into a well of God’s Word flowing out and encouraging the saints of God for nearly 20 centuries.
Have you drank from that well? Then you are traveling in the footsteps of Paul (I Cor. 11:1), as he followed after Messiah Yeshua/Jesus.
Now, how might you use your valley to set a well of living and enduring water for those yet to begin this journey?
You will not be conquered by this valley, for are more than a conqueror (Ro. 8:37)! But you can, and you will transform the valley by faith. The misery, and the deep darkness that appears to be landing on you, can be reformed to be a fountain.
Meditate on Psalm 84.
Be well. Shalom.