Before we can heal the soul we must first understand what is the soul? God has created us as a triune being, we are spirit which has a soul and lives in a body. In pursuit of healing the soul it is most important to understand the soul consists of the mind (which includes the conscience), the will and the emotions.
The soul and the spirit are mysteriously tied together and make up what the Scriptures call the “heart.” The writer of Proverbs declares, “ Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” (Prov. 4:23 NKJV). We see here that our “heart” is central to our will and emotions, * “ for out of it are the issues of life; of natural life: it is the seat of it, from whence all actions of life are derived; it is, as philosophers say, the first that lives, and the last that dies”.
So in healing the soul we must watch with all diligence, guarding the heart from all that would cause the spring, the stream of life that proceeds from it, to be sealed up. Failure to guard the heart will leave our spirit and soul vulnerable to fear-based living, a heart where no life flows, a life personified as a ‘dead-man walking’ carrying a depressed heart.
Purpose in your heart to continue talking to God about how you are feeling, or simply praise Him for His promises, as you do this your soul will be renewed, or as my counsellor once put it ‘pray, God re-boot me to the manufacturers original default settings’. Think about this, if all the thoughts you’ve had up until this point has not made you feel any better, have another thought. As you pursue God He will eclipse your fears, broaden your horizons, change your perspective and you will have another thought, a thought which comes from His heart and you will begin to see yourself and your circumstances as He does… through eyes of faith, hope and love. Rejoice in this truth – now there’s a thought!
June 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Think happy, godly thought.
July 3, 2013 at 6:24 am
Well if anyone deserved the Inner Peace Award it would be you! Congratulations you’ve been nominated for two awards that one and the Liebster Award. Please check out the rules on my webpage posted today.
July 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm
Thank you Ellie! I have been a bit silent of late… life happens :-/. Not sure I know what to do with the awards? What next? X
July 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm
LL, I still miss your physical presence but know our hearts are still linked by His presence. May He continue to restore your soul. Love you. xxoo
July 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm
HI Elvie. I miss YOUr presence 😦 We must catch up x
October 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Rejoice in this truth – now there’s a thought!
Yes, this is a good place to end — let all suffer themselves an honest examination of the truth.
Thanks for posting this.