For the hurt of my people, I am hurt. I am mourning; astonishment has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there? Jeremiah 8:21-22 NKJV Adapted
Daily we watch many “unbearable” things unfold around us. It would seem the news reports continue to worsen as we hear about new happenings in our country and around the world. And, perhaps, you find yourself also contending with more personal battles. These negative forces eat away at our peace, joy, and hope.
What is the answer to our dis-comfort and our dis-ease? Where are hope and joy found? Not in the world. There is no adequate man-made solution available to counter our ills. The true source of our healing can only be found in Jesus.
Balm or healing medicine only works if people know about it, know how to get some for themselves, and know how to use it effectively. That is where those of us who call ourselves Christians come in. We can introduce people to Jesus. We can come alongside and help people grow and learn more so they are walking in the fullness of what Jesus has provided.
If you are reading this and want to learn about Jesus and this promised hope and healing, we would love to share more with you. Please reach out to us.
If you are reading this and call yourself a Christ-follower, I want to personally encourage you that now, perhaps more than ever, the world needs you. The world needs to hear your story and see and experience His love flowing from your life. It is easy in times of increased stress and turmoil to feel overwhelmed and do less. But maybe God is calling you to do more, to do more for the Kingdom. We surely know the world is lost, hurting, and in search of hope. We also are well aware many Christians are struggling, questioning what is true. Perhaps you are carrying the answer, the balm that they need. Don’t let it be wasted.