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Feb 5, 2010

The Bitter & The Balm ~ Friday Morning Prayer

Abba, how is the bitter and the balm so strangely juxtaposed? The quaking and the calm within one breath ~ such a mystery. Whether in my flesh or of the spirit, I do not know, exists a conversation that were it truth, my heart would sing. But I’ve been wrong before and now my fear, a cold water plunge, brings me back to icy reality. Even the temporary has a sting. Lift my eyes to the eternal, is my prayer today. May the balm grow and the bitter diminish. It will be enough. For YOU are.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(photo ~ Linda Charlene)


  1. I have spent many days clinging to the fact that JESUS is enough...tough days...bitter days..growing days!

    Melanie: Thank you so very much for continuing to share your deepest thoughts and prayers. We grow with you!

    Love, hugs, and prayers,

  2. Thinking of you sis, with much love and many prayers.

  3. There were days I hung on by my finger nails....prayed so very hard. It will be okay Melanie, all will work out and the veil will lift from your world....it takes time.
    God will never move an inch away from you.........:-) Hugs

  4. Praying God will pour out His healing balm upon you today, my sweet friend, in Jesus name ~ Hugs ~

  5. Hello Melanie,

    Just wanted to introduce myself a bit and say I came by to visit your place for the first time just after Andrew went home to be with his Heavenly Father. I read each of your posts and leave short comments occasionally because I know I cannot begin to fathom how difficult the journey you have traveled and continue to travel. My words would only be inadequate. So though my words are few, please know I do pray for you and your dear family. The song you and Audra sang together was most beautiful as is your heart. Blessings to you this evening!
    Kindly, ldh

  6. May the healing balm of Jesus wrap you in the most tender way and bring you peace. Oh how I wish I had the words to offer you that would help even a tiny bit to take away the sting and the pain. I can only offer my hert full of prayer for you.

  7. Each post leaves me wordless and prayerful. Praying that our Heavenly Father's healing balm will carry you through another day...another hour...another minute.