When you read God’s word and you start to apply it to your heart, your life, whatever you are facing it becomes a healing salve. God’s word is not just a temporary bandage that you apply to a wound. It is a healing salve that you apply over and over as needed.
The way I see it with a bandage you put it over the wound and you leave it alone until the wound heals. But a salve is something that you keep applying over and over as you watch that wound heal. When the salve is applied there are no scars for it has healed you from the inside out. God’s word is just that, you apply it to every situation in your life.
The application of God’s word to your life brings peace in a difficult situation, it is like a soothing melody of the goodness of God. Things such as The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. This is something that brings peace and calmness into my life in times of trouble. I see a picture in my mind of the Shepherd that is constantly protecting the sheep to keep them safe from all harm. That is so comforting to me as it reminds me that God is watching over me, that I have a protector and comforter that sings to me to bring peace and calmness to my life.
You do not find the healing salve of God’s word; however; when you just read your bible and you don’t apply the truths to your life. Or maybe you don’t even think of going to your bible in the middle of your struggle. The world has no healing that is going to take away the pain, hurt, sadness, heart ache, etc. What the world offers you only compounds what is ailing you. But there is a remedy that can heal your heart, it offers hope for the hopeless. It is a pain reliever for a broken soul, that can bring you joy in the middle of sorrow.
Take some time and write down those special versus that can bring you peace in times of trouble. Then you can quickly apply the healing salve of God’s word to your heart and allow the healing to begin.