Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God (Ps 84:5-7)~ The “valley” is not a form of punishment by God for some past transgression! It is not a stroke of bad luck or ‘karma’ and it’s not some type of withholding of God’s blessing on your life. We all have valleys that we will go through – no life is without them.
There is much to gain in God’s provisioning in the valley and these are places where wisdom is developed. As we trust God in the valley and use it to our advantage, He gives us the capacity to endure it (the well for the rain) and the wherewithal to overcome it (the rain for the well). Learn what the valley will teach you. The trials you face will be experiences for your strength and preparing you for where God is taking you. You are going through this to have a testimony.. It’s not promised to be easy; you can’t be stuck and tired and frustrated – sitting there doing nothing but “being”. When you ‘wait on the Lord’ in the valley, you have to grow from it. They that wait on the Lord shall “renew” their strength…that renewing is an ‘action’! You can’t just sit and wait. When you are weak in the valley, He is strength for you!
You now have to ask “what is it God is wanting me to learn from all of this?” …and you have to actively seek Him and His provision…”build the well”! When you do this, he will give you the abundance of blessings IN THE VALLEY and what you need to go forward. What you learn in the valley you will use when God takes you to the next phase of your life and your destiny. Each of us has our ‘valley’ that answers to Him – that He will bring us through – but it starts with looking for the lessons you will learn in the valley and trusting in Him and being renewed out of the valley in His strength! You shall mount up on the wings of eagles- lifting you up in due time; you shall run and never be weary- never tiring from the abundance and strength He gives you; to walk through the valley and never faint – with the endurance and patience of eternity! Be Blessed!