Blessed is the Man Who, Passing through the Valley of Baca, Makes It a Well

Psalms 84:5-6 – “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well.”

The theme of Psalms is trust, worship, and praise. Psalms is meant to be a book of refreshing for the soul in the midst of difficult situations.

Psalms expresses the complete range of human emotion and experience. It takes us from exaltation, to humiliation, and back to exaltation as one learns to praise the Lord in every situation.

As well, Psalms is a book of music. Actually, Psalms is the earth’s first songbook. It is a songbook of praise and worship. Since the largest book in the Bible is given over to praise and worship, then shouldn’t praise and worship characterize the majority of our communion and fellowship with the Lord?

Also, Psalms is one of the greatest books of prophecy found in the Bible. Its principal predictions concern the perfections, the sufferings, and the succeeding glories of the Lord Jesus Christ. Its prophecies give us a look into the glorious coming kingdom age.


The man who is blessed is the man who follows the ways of God, which is His Word. His will is His Word, and His Word is His will. We all have a choice to make in life—to follow the ways of man or to follow the way of God. Notice that man’s ways are plural, for man is always coming up with something new. God’s way is singular; it never changes, for His Word can never change.


Baca means, “the place of tears.” This tells us that in the life of every believer, there is going to be a time and place of tears. There will be a time when it seems as if all we hold dear is ripped from us. Our hearts are broken due to circumstances beyond our control, or even at times, our own actions and sin have brought us to the place of tears.


Notice the text says, “Who passing through.” I want you to focus on this. Notice that it doesn’t say that this person didn’t stop in the valley of Baca and buy a place of land and build a house. Get a hold of this truth. Bad times are going to come, but if you don’t give up, you are just passing through.


What does this mean? A well speaks of water, and water speaks of life. As well, water is a type of the Holy Spirit.

The idea is to turn your weeping into praise. If you do this, the Lord says in Isaiah 44:3, “For I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed, and My blessing upon your offspring.”

In Chapter 43:2, He said: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.”

Turn your valley of Baca into a place of worship. No matter the hurt and no matter the pain of heart, turn your valley of weeping into a place of praise and worship, and watch the Lord lead you through the valley and into His arms.

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