The Salve That Coats Your Heart

What helps console you when you're feeling hurt or broken? Is it love? Understanding? A gentle tone? What if you never get that? How do you go on? You must remember that this is just a moment in your life. Though it may continue for a time and you wonder why God hasn't answered your prayers or if He even hears you, you can be sure that He does. I find comfort in knowing that one of the great kings, who was constantly being tormented physically and emotionally, chose to write it down. I'm not comforted, because he was tormented, but because I'm not alone. David was very forthcoming with his feelings and expressed them well through the psalms. So, when I'm feeling emotional and lonely and have no one to confide in, I reach for the Bible and open up Psalms. The words are like a salve that coats my heart and brings me healing.

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalms 43:5