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A Balm in Gilead

Balm — a substance, oily and sometimes fragrant, that often has medicinal value.

This world needs a balm. The older I get, the more pain and suffering I see. Is it because I’m older and more cognizant of my surroundings? Am I more in tune with people than when I was younger?

We are responsible for a lot of what happens and is happening. Our poor choices cause harm to us and to others and yet we continue the cycle. Whether it’s environmental, emotional, physical, political — the people on this earth need healing. I need healing.

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I read, pray, or sit quietly listening to my thoughts or turn on my iPod and listen to music. My heart aches for people who are suffering — death, physical or emotional ailments, family breakups, marriage dissolutions. Who are we kidding? As much as we would not like to depend on each other, we need each other.

Is there no balm for this earth? When tears fall from my eyes, I look upward to the heavens and ask “How much longer before You return and Your promise of no more suffering is finally fulfilled ?”

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.  Revelation 21:4

There is a Balm in Gilead …

Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work’s in vain,
But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.

If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul,
You can tell the love of Jesus and say, “He died for all.”
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.

Don’t ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend;
And if you lack for knowledge, He’ll never refuse to lend.
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.

Make us whole Lord Jesus. Make us whole.

 

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