The Valley of Tears

He Sees Every Tear

“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).

In Hebrew, the word “baka” means tears.

In Psalm 84, the sons of Korah write their praises of God and note that those whose strength is in the Lord will travel through the Valley of Baka and find His peace there. For some of us that Valley of Tears seems never-ending, but we must remember we are not alone in it. I wrote this poem to remind myself of that truth. I hope it blesses you as you pass through the valley of tears, too.

The Valley of Tears

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




Author: Linda L. Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I write candid memoir and fearless poetry, and delve into hard issues others tend to avoid. I want others to know God’s redemption and healing are just a story away.

4 thoughts on “The Valley of Tears”

  1. Beautiful, this is exactly where I am. I’m in that valley’s been two long years with no end in sight. I have prayed and prayed for it to end but the valley seems to have no end. I’m so tired and worn.

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    1. Liz, I pray you find the oasis of God’s peace as you journey through the valley. It will have an end, though I can’t tell you when. The worst valley of tears I’ve traveled lasted over seven years, but once on the other side I could see that Jesus walked with me all the time, even when I didn’t feel like it at the time. Keep praying and rest in His grace. He will bring you through. Peace and grace, Linda


      1. Thanks Linda, I can’t make it through 7 years of this. I don’t have the strength. Many years behind me not much strength physically or emotionally left. My only hope is in him.

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