There is a Balm in Gilead to Make the Wounded Whole

This is just beautiful – even more so when you consider its origins as a spiritual, borne out of suffering. Why is it that sometimes God takes pain and out of it emerges something beautiful? It’s a pattern throughout the bible, right from the Fall to the Resurrection and beyond.

I post this because I know I’m not the only one struggling, physically or emotionally. Physically I seem to take two steps forward and then three steps back. Just because I was trying to accommodate everyone’s needs yesterday, I am utterly worn out and bedridden today. So frustrating – yet I know that my only hope is found in Him. So I start again, back to square one. Step One: count my blessings…




There is a balm in Gilead 
To make the wounded whole
There is a balm in Gilead 
To heal the sin-sick soul

Sometimes I feel discouraged
And think my work’s in vain
But then the Holy Spirit
Revives my soul again


Don’t ever feel discouraged
For Jesus is your friend
And if you lack for knowledge
He’ll ne’er refuse to lend