The Great Physician’s Voice


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The body that we live in sometimes needs some special care,

So we consult a surgeon who can handle the repair.

His voice is calm and gentle, and we’re filled with hope anew,

As he explains to us what modern medicine can do.


“The risk . . .,” he says, “but chances are . . .,” (intending to console)—

And suddenly the truth is clear:  that he cannot control

The outcome of the surgery, in spite of all his skill!

So when the consultation’s done, our hearts are anxious still.


Then friends and loved ones send us words of comfort and of cheer,

And we take time to think about the ones we hold so dear.

But, though our hearts are thankful, and we feel extremely blessed,

Kind words from those we love still give our anxious hearts no rest.


And then, above their voices, comes the Great Physician’s own,

Inviting us to bring our anxious hearts before His throne.

“No voice but Mine can e’er suffice your worries to appease,

And nothing but My power and love can put your heart at ease!


“For it is I alone, Who, by the counsel of My will,

Can work all things together, My good pleasure to fulfill.

Are you afraid to trust Me with your very life and breath?

Remember that My pleasure was to love you unto death!


“Could any ill befall you that My wisdom has not planned?

Is any sickness past the healing power of My hand?

For any reason less than good, would I your pain prolong?

Could there be any trial in which My grace can’t make you strong?


“Then trust and rest!  Your fears will fade, and you will surely see

That perfect peace belongs to those whose mind is stayed on Me!

You’ll leave My throne prepared to face the things you’re fearful of,

Secure within My all-wise pow’r, and safe within My love!”


May your heart and mind be filled with God’s perfect peace.


Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee:  because he trusteth in Thee.  Isaiah 26:3


Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses.  He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.  Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!  Psalm 107:19-21


In whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will . . ..  Ephesians 1:11


Be careful for nothing:  but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

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