I walked into her small warehouse and looked over the shelves.
Impressed with this young mom who ran her own business besides running a house smoothly, I studied the bottles to see what was inside. All the ingredients were for healing purposes.
It’s awesome to run into a business that sells only healing products when so many American stores are loaded with cigarettes, preservatives, and sugar.
“Here,” she says, “Take these to your sister.” She pulls open a small drawer and empties the contents into a bag.
I look at the label. “Healing Salve,” it says.
My sister smiles. “She says she will never change the recipe because God gave it to her.”
I’m throwing a few of those freebies into my own suitcase. I’ll rub them onto aching muscles and pray love and healing into aching hearts.
Truth is, I’ve been praying a lot on what to do or say (or not do or say) in a certain circumstance. I’ve asked counsel, and some of it varies. Always, I come back to the realization that God’s peace is powerful and only He can lead me right.
A book may give advice, but it is cut for your particular circumstance?
A friend may speak into your life, but does she know all the ins and outs—and if she did, would she still say what she says?
A verse may speak to you—but is your application of it God’s heart for you?
Wounded sister, struggling to fight your battle and win—listen hard to the Lord. He may direct you to do what is crazy. Or, he may ask you to try something you’ve never done before, that is proven to help.
Walk closely to Jesus. He breathes life into the impossible and speaks promise to lies.
He knows each heart and knows where each difficulty began—sometimes, long before symptoms rose.
He goes deep. He goes carefully. He goes lovingly.
He offers a hand, but you need to hold it.
He promises wisdom, but you need to receive it and apply it.
If you do, you can rest. No matter how difficult the wait or how grueling the climb, God walks beside you and holds your hand, promising to never, ever leave you alone.
His recipe mixes all ingredients of your life into one powerful, healing salve. And if you allow him, he will show you what to mix up for those around you.
Because all God’s daughters are called to bring life, healing, grace, and blessing. This is what your Father does, and this is what he gives you to pass along. In the areas where you see you haven’t done so, simply turn your heart and receive his grace all over again.
He won’t change his recipe for healing salve. Apply it gratefully, long before you know why. Because He cannot lie, ever, and his promises to you are yes, and amen.