Thursday, September 9, 2010

Is There No Balm in Gilead?

"Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?  Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? " Jeremiah 8:22 NIV

There is a Balm of Gilead that has the power to save us from certain death. It can bring hope to the hopeless and healing to that which is untreatable.  It is described as a honey-like aromatic resin with medicinal qualities. 

So where is this balm, this honey, this healing medicine?  For over 20 years I have searched for this healing of my chronic illnesses, seemingly in vain. My heart echoed the cry of Jeremiah “I hurt with the hurt of my people.  I mourn and am overcome with grief. Is there no medicine in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?   Why is there no healing for the wounds of my people?”  Jeremiah 8:21,22


After all these years of searching, I think I finally found the answer.

Today I am over at Laced With Grace - continue reading over there

5 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Left you a comment over there. Great post. Hope you are doing well.

Alleluiabelle said...

I love you Michele! I went over and read your entire posting. It touched me profoundly as my husband and I have been in the refining process for several years now and it's still ongoing. Thank you for opening my eyes more and helping me to understand more fully through the scriptures where the Balm of Gilead can be found.

Again, love you so much!!

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Lisa said...

These verses made me think of myrrh and other Biblical oils available from Young Living.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Laura said...

I'm heading over to read...this is a very timely message for me, Michele. Thank you for speaking to my heart today!

Whidbey Woman said...

Powerful post. I had to re-read it.
God bless you,sister.