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Fountains and The Valley of Baca

“Who passing through the valley of Baca (weeping)
make it a well (fountain)”
PSALM 84:6

The difficult places in life are not to be our home. They are valleys THROUGH which we are to walk. The secret of the Christian life is one of passing through, passing over and overcoming. It in our passing through these various places that we find in God HIS GRACE to develop the WELL SPRING of living waters within the core of our own life.

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”
JOHN 7:38

The fountain is produced by the walk. It is by our walking through desert places, valleys of weeping and sorrow and through many trials and tribulations that the well within is formed. The signature of the Christian life is not one that is free from difficulties. It is in the  “passing through” these places that we discover the waters that flow in secret places. These places are “designed” by our Great Shepherd who ever seeks to bring forth the Fruit of His Spirit in our lives. Endurance (a more accurate translation for the word patience) and longsuffering are not fruits that will be produced by a good teaching or sermon; they are the qualities of our living Christ that cannot be known or had apart from HIM! It is in the difficult places that we discover our need for HIM and in finding HIM we touch the source of this well that flows with living waters.

‘Hebrew’ in the Hebrew language means ‘one who passes over’. Such is the reality of all who know their God. There is no room for stagnation, no room to camp in former things, no place to simply drop out of the battle of Faith. It is in the faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the faith of the Children of Israel passing over the Jordan; the Faith of David arising to defeat the Goliath of His Day that this truth is revealed. Those who continue to rise up, who continue to seek, knock and pass through the obstacles before them will know of these hidden waters that flow with life, healing and joy. Let us not hang our heads in this DAY but persevere and press into the things that lay before us.

Fountains and The Valley of Baca

Let us even now believe afresh that our God is able to bring forth HIS life from fragile earthen vessels. We must know and be convinced that the sorrows of circumstances, relationships, and disappointments are all part of the journey that we must PASS THROUGH.

“…weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning”
Psalm 30:5

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Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey,
but strive for the mark set before you.

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

Brian Troxel

4 Comments

  • Amen. As we “pass through” we “grow through” and God’s grace is sufficient to get us through. Someone said faith is not faith until it’s been tested. Whatever this life throws at us, we must not faint, but persevere knowing God is in control and He is our strength. God bless you.🙏

  • Nomatamsanqa says:

    When we build permanent residency in our sorrows, we develop negative outlooks of bitterness, pride, resentment, etc insensitively pushing others to accept us as we are. You will hear one say, “this is who I am”. I was one of those. Not knowing that I could get through and scared of letting go of what I knew even though it was killing me, but it was what I knew. We all need to pass through to leave some things and gain some, and we can know who we are when we understand that we are all given temporary shelter just for us to be God’s puzzle pieces that God moves for to fulfill His vision.
    Ooh my God!!! Thank you for this message.

  • Gary Fultz says:

    Sometimes my listening ability and my response-ability to those times and with God feel like I didn’t learn what I was supposed to, yet hoping I don’t have two valleys for one lesson. Hindsight often reveals it was not about what I thought or suspected God was after in me as much as drawing closer in my walk.
    I can hear the lord saying “you are trying to game the system again Gary”

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