Praying God’s Word is Soothing Balm by Robert Schaetzle
When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:3-4 RSV
How I’ve realized over the years, ‘it takes the same amount of energy to pray as it does to worry.’
There has been much concern this past month because of the Coronavirus. We’ve become anxious with fear. Such that I’m reminded, great is the fragrance of the presence of God’s abiding power and love in me. It will take away the power of darkness that wants to extinguish the promise of God’s preeminence.
Over my years walking by faith, I’ve experienced other moments when fear wanted to grip my trust in God’s presence. During those moments in seasons past, I received much calm from taking hold the promise of God. Praying His word opens for me blessed assurance of His authority over me. Others, who came to me were comfort and encouragement, to find God’s promises.
Looking back in history, when the prophet Jeremiah mourned for Israel, he asked these questions: “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 RSV
Today, many are fearful people without Jehovah Rapha, our healing balm. What time as this, we can be a soothing encouragement for the weak in Spirit. We’re not all in the medical field for understanding, but we who are part of God’s Family to help others to trusting faith.
Moments meditating upon our Lord’s promises, truly will restore the ‘Soothing Balm’ to see us through.
Robert lives in Sunnyvale, CA serving in a Sharing & Caring Ministry