Good God Almighty: Soul Care
Good God Almighty
Psalm 23:3 “He restores my soul…”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
Your heart is your will or spirit; your mind is your thinking and emotions; your strength is your body; your soul is your life and ties it all together like a computer system.
Why do we need our soul restored?
- We get lost. Often we are like the lost sheep and lose our way. Luke 15:3-7. Or it may be pride. Proverbs 16:18.
- We experience soul fatigue. Psalm 90:14: “Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.”
How do we satisfy our soul?
- We don’t. Only God can satisfy our soul. Psalm 19:7: “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul…”
- We don’t take care of our soul unless we spend time with God. Psalm 90:14: “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him”.
- Our good God invites us to be with Him every day. Jesus is our example. He spent time alone with God and despise the demands of His earthly ministry.
John Ortberg: The space where we find rest and healing for our soul is in solitude.
Song: When peace, like a river attendeth way, When sorrows like seas billow roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.