Have you ever missed seeing something only to discover it lay in front of you the whole time? Misplaced car keys are one thing. But ignoring help from God is something else.
Few things seem more tragic than for someone to suffer when the remedy stood near all along. Why suffer when the remedy lies just over the river?
The Prophet Jeremiah asked similar rhetorical questions in his day:
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of my people been restored? —Jeremiah 8:22
The words “balm in Gilead” give us more than the makings of a great spiritual song. They offer a principle we can apply today.
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