Blessed are those who dwell in your house...whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs.... They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
Psalms 84:4-7 (NIV)
We are only passing through this life to discover our true home. While here, though, we learn to dwell in His presence in the House of the Lord, which gives us strength and joy. This world has its troubles, and anyone here understands why Jesus said, “In this world, we would have tribulation.” But let’s focus on what He said after that: “Be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.”
The psalmist speaks of a place called the “Valley of Baca’. Baka means weeping. Times of despair come to all of us, but we must not get stuck in our sorrow. We are to press out of it, knowing that on the other side lies greater strength and stability. Though our bodies age and become weaker, our inner man gets stronger. Our faith in the goodness of God is steadfast. Yes, Satan attempts to bring us down, but it only adds to our testimony of how the Lord brought us to victory.
The following lyrics of an unknown author ring true for every disciple of Jesus. “This world is not my home; I’m just passing through. My treasures lay up somewhere beyond the blue; the angels beckon me from heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” Beloved, if you don’t feel at home in this world anymore, it’s because you are not home yet!