Down Right Discouraging

Jeremiah 8:22
[Is there] no balm in Gilead; [is there] no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
I thought Isaiah was a hard book until I came to Jeremiah. Do you know what it's like sometimes? You look for Christ, and find distraction? When you look for wisdom, and find confusion? When you look for strength, and find your weakness? When you look for comfort and find conviction? When you look for joy, and find sorrow? Sometimes our warfare can be down right discouraging. Verse 15:
We looked for peace, but no good [came; and] for a time of health, and behold trouble!
Why, why, why?! Verse 14b:
...because we have sinned against the Lord.
What can we do?! Psalm 61:2:
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is higher than I.
Do you have any idea what it will be like to be with Him? There is fullness of joy. I'm not very good at music, but this song has been coming together in my mind: When my heart is overwhelmed within me, lead to the rock that is higher than I. A higher rock than I, to which I cry, and- A higher rock than I, reaching to the sky, and- In thy presence is fullness of joy, there's fullness of joy in thy presence. There are pleasures in thy right hand, there are pleasures for evermore. Me Quietly Whistling Sort of the Tune (I don't want to sing it here at work!)

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