“ They that sow in tears shall reap in joy” , the Psalmist writes. A sure way to joy is through a pouring out of the heart in the valley of Baca ( tears ). When we suffer for the cause of Christ; those seeds of suffering blossom into flowers of joy. When trying times come; it is time to find solace in the presence of the Lord. Entering into his presence pass the veil where the throne of grace is set upon by our Heavenly Father who gives us mercy and grace to help in times of need.
(4) Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. (5) Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. (6) Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. (7) They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. Psalms 84:4-7 KJV
We have a blessed assurance that when we call upon our God with a pure heart, his ears are open unto the righteous, he will hear us in our time of despair, and heal us through an infusion of heavenly joy. Because his joy gives us strength to be strong in the trying times knowing that our strength comes from above. Selah!