Valley of Tears

As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. Psalm 84:6 (NIV).

My Savior will dry all my tears
The Lord God knows all my fears
As I trudge onward many years
I pass through the Valley of Baka

Great pain and agony oppress
I feel heavy weights of duress
Praying for dear Jesus to bless
I pass through the Valley of Baka

I see that this valley is long
I need You to make my faith strong
That Lord I might sing a praise song
As I pass through the Valley of Baka


5/18/17: I decided to share this for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub today. Head over and see what other poetry is being offered up.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


29 Responses

  1. The valley of Baca is a great place. Those who pass thru it will make it a well (with their tears). May you go from strength to strength in Him. Great Psalm!

  2. I’ve heard that God collects our tears…we are precious to Him. May you find refreshing springs even in this long vale.

  3. It’s funny; when I googled “valley of baka,” the two top results were 1) a pilgrimage, and 2) a Japanese swear word. How the context of language can change a poem!

    • I was not aware of the Japanese swear word. 😉 I went to a women’s retreat where the speaker talked about Psalm 84 and how in that Psalm “baka” meant “tears.” But I will admit I’ve said a few swear words in my life in the midst of tears.

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