40 Songs for 40 Days – Day 12

Please refer to the March 5, 2014 – Ash Wednesday post for the Introduction to this Music Experience for Lent.

FSFD012 Song Title : Heal Me Lord – Jeremiah 17:14 (If you don’t have a Bible handy, you can read this passage at BibleGateway.com)

Heal me Lord, heal me Lord, body, soul and spirit.

With Your love and Your power, heal me Lord.

Heal me Lord, heal me Lord, body, soul and spirit.

With Your truth and Your word, heal me Lord.

Heal me Lord, heal me Lord, body, soul and spirit.

With Your mercy, grace, forgiveness, heal me Lord.

This I ask, for Your forgiveness, heal me Lord. Heal me Lord.

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About Bonita B. Evans

Since I was young I have felt God's presence in my life. I have been singing Christian music since I was a small child. Reading and studying the Bible have become more and more important in my life. In 2008, songs started coming into my head when reading, driving and also sleeping, so I decided to write them down and share them. For Christmas 2008, I recorded a ten song CD for my family and friends. For Advent 2009, I shared the first version of "A Flame in My Heart" with my church, family and friends. In 2011, I created and shared in this blog "40 Songs for 40 Days" for Lent. For Advent 2011 and 2012 I posted revised versions of "A Flame in My Heart". For Lent 2013 I reposted "40 Songs for 40 Days". I am not sure why this has all happened but I consider it to be a gift from God.
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One Response to 40 Songs for 40 Days – Day 12

  1. Dorey says:

    “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved.” With these words Jeremiah expresses his ultimate trust in God. He does not deny his need for healing or his need for saving. It can even be implied that he recognizes that he cannot heal or save himself. It is the Lord to whom he turns to for the healing he so desperately craves. It is God who can and will save him and upon whom Jeremiah bestows his praise. Jeremiah is challenged by the scoffers. “Where is the word of the Lord?” What proof does Jeremiah have that the words he speaks in the name of God are really God’s words? There are lots of other prophets claiming to speak in God’s name, and they speak smoother, more hopeful, words that the people like to hear. Jeremiah defends his mission, not to those who question it, but he defends it to God. Jeremiah has done his best to be a faithful shepherd, following God as he attempts to lead the sheep of Judah toward the truth. Some may think Jeremiah looks forward to the destruction he speaks of so often. Jeremiah does not desire the doom that he prophecies of, he wants to avoid the darkness and that is why he warns the heedless of what is coming from the north upon them. Has not Jeremiah spoken the words of God faithfully? Has not every word from his mouth been right before God? Jeremiah asks the Lord to take away his fear of the day of doom and to give him renewed hope. As Jeremiah is shown the future, he realizes the hopelessness of the end of Judah if his family, friends, and countrymen do not allow the Lord to heal them and save them.
    For his faithfulness, Jeremiah’s countrymen persecute and torment him. His townspeople seek his death. They attempt to shame him and make his mission to be seen as lies and self aggrandizement. Jeremiah’s humanity is shown in his call for vindication and destruction of those who speak against himself and his God. Whether his spirit is totally right in this call for the shaming of his enemies, he remains faithful to the mission of warning and repentance that God has given him. Jeremiah will continue to speak God’s words to his fellowmen even if they refuse to listen.

    Lord,
    Help me today to be faithful to You and the mission You are giving me. Help me to not be dissuaded by those who fight against me and who fight against You. Dismay any who lead Your children in doing wrong, encourage all who lead Your children to right. Help me to stand with You for Your truth. Remove my fear of the day of doom and replace it with Your peace promises.

    -Jeremiah Journal Devotional

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