Jesus is the Balm
We could spend the series discussing dating tips and beauty, but the healing of sorrow and discontentment begins with God.
Overcoming sorrow has everything to do with God and our relation to Him.
Beauty and relationship advice are good topics to discuss and will be discussed in future articles. But when tears are staining our pillow at night, we need to focus on a remedy that will heal us at the root.
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored? (Jeremiah 8:22 ESV)
Why do we look for divine cures in temporal things? Why do we treat our pain with ointments that cover up but never heal? Many continue to struggle and make poor decisions because of carrying needless pain. There is a Physician that we can turn to and until we realize that all of our help comes from the Lord, we will miss the mark of true joy.
Marriage is awesome and I pray that all who desire it, find it. But boyfriends and husbands are not the balm in Gilead. As much of a blessing as they can be to us, they are not the final answer for the healing of our sorrow.
To be a better manager of our emotions we must decrease so that God may increase. In Him is hope. In Him is joy. In Him is power.
Chasing after popularity, romance, and tender kisses will not heal sorrow that has taken root in our soul. Jesus is the balm that heals every kind of brokenness…every kind of sorrow.