You have been crying out, “Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there?”
My answer to you is yes, Beloved, there is a soothing balm and a Physician greater than any on earth.
I AM Jehovah Rophi, the Lord your Healer. No longer drink from the waters of Marah, which leave a bitter taste and bring no relief, but come to Me and drink of My Living Water. For there is no cost to you, My Child. The full price has been paid.
I AM He who carried your griefs and your sorrows. I have paid the ultimate price for you, My Bride. I am the Mender of broken hearts and bodies.
No more worrying, My Darling, My Love. Look to Me. Come to the River of Life. I will sustain you. I will be your relief and satisfy your soul.
Cast ALL your cares upon Me. All you who are thirsty, come and be filled and delight yourself in My abundance.
“For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am broken; I mourn, dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?” Jeremiah 8:21-22.
“When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”),” Exodus 15:23.
“He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions,” Psalm 107:20.
“He heals (rapha) the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds,” Psalm 147:3.
“Surely He has born our griefs, and carried our sorrows [grief, pain, affliction]: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:4-5.
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance,” Isaiah 55:1-2.
“Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken,” Psalm 55:22.
“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light” Psalm 36:7-9.
“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life,” Psalm 42:7.
~Deborah Waldron Fry