Heart Smiles Episode #24: Balm of Gilead

By September 26, 2014 One Comment

The prophet Jeremiah preached to a people who were beyond saving. His own sorrow, frutrations, and hopelessness are echoed in his oft quoted lament, “Is there no balm in Gilead?”

In this podcast, we look into exactly what he meant and reflect on times when we, too, sometimes feel that there is no balm – no soothing, no rest – from our own modern challenges.

But there IS a balm in Gilead. And there IS relief from our current troubles. We just have to apply it…

Quoted in this podcast:
Be Your Best Self,” President Thomas S. Monson, April 2009
Balm of Gilead,” Boyd K. Packer, October 1987
The Balm of Gilead,” Boyd K. Packer, October 1977
Did You Think to Pray? LDS Hymn #140

I recommend listening to these great talks (and song)!


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  • Bev says:

    Meg, thanks so much for sharing your life with me. You have lifted & inspired me more than I can count. Thank you!