Jeremiah 8:22 says, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”
What is a soul wound? I define a soul wound as:
-Painful hurts from your childhood or past that were covered with a Band-Aid without any medicine or loving care administered. The wound underneath the Band-Aid continues to bleed or is infected and continues to cause great emotional and spiritual pain in your life leading to destructive behaviors or habits that cause us great harm.
Unfortunately, Israel did not see the need to heal their soul wounds. They turned to idol worship and sinful living as God looked on with great grief. They chose brokenness as a way of life.
Their soul wounds enslaved their hearts!
Jeremiah 8:21 says, “For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded; I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me.”
As God’s sons and daughters, the cry of God’s heart is to restore us and heal the broken places of our hearts.
Today, here this good news!!! There is balm in Gilead! God wants us to come as His adopted children to receive restoration.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare, not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
What a glorious promise! Despite our brokenness and poor choices from our past, God longs to restore us. Ask God to come and reveal the wounds of your soul so that you begin allowing God to heal those hidden places of your heart that remain wounded and weeping. Don’t be stubborn like Israel, don’t fall into destructive behaviors that will only cause you pain and suffering. Seek The Great Physician!
There is a balm in Gilead for your wounds!!