I mourn, and horror grips me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? Jeremiah 8:21-22 NIV

Thought

Relentless, unremitting grief is like an infection; it invades the wound of your soul and stubbornly resists treatment. When grief permanently overwhelms you, it can destroy your very will to live. If your grief is tenacious, spiritual healing begins when you affirm, at last, that you want to be made well. You want your journey through grief to be over.

Prayer

God, you are the balm in Gilead; you are the great physician. Heal the wounds of my soul. I want to be made well. Amen.

Assurance

My healing is the gradual process of becoming whole.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012