Jesus wants your soul balanced

Jesus desires our soul to be balanced.  Our soul consists of our mind, will and emotions.  Our soul is the “me” part of us.  Our soul is our mind-the way we think, our will-the way we behave, and our emotions-the way we react.  Jesus wants our soul balanced.  He wants our mind, will and emotions to be in line with the Word of God.

 

Our Father cared about our soul in order to send Jesus here as a man on earth.  Psalm 19 speaks about converting the soul.  “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7).  Converting means to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties.  It is further defined as to change from one form or function to another, or to alter for more effective utilization.

 

We can convert, alter, and change our mind, will, and emotions!  When we realize that we can convert our soul, we can convert it to the point of being balanced, emotionally stable and full of joy, happiness, and completeness!  As we look at the definition of convert, it is defined as to change from one form or function to another.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could learn how to turn depression into victory, rejection into acceptance, and insecurity into confidence?   We can!

 

The Scriptures show that Jesus cares about our emotions, as He went through all of them, and His Word speaks frequently about our soul.  “Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.  Oh, my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You” (Psalm 16:1-2).  Recognize that when you submit to God, the Lord is master over your soul.  Meditate on that for a moment; the Lord is master over your mind, will, and emotions!  That’s reassuring because, if He is master over them, He will show us how to fix them and then keep them in a good place.  In Psalm 16 David is acknowledging that the Lord is Master over his soul.  He is not just Lord and Master over our spirit but also our soul.  This should be a revelation to us that we can have godly emotions and not troubled emotions.  The Lord kept His emotions intact, and we, too, can keep our emotions intact!  When things that oppress us, we can be guided by godly reactions.

 

Have you ever felt like you were in an emotional pit?  Have you ever felt like you were in a dark place where you were drowning, and you needed someone to pull you up?  The Father cares about us in such times.  In Psalm 16:10 it says, “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.” God will not leave our soul in Sheol.  He will not leave us in this dark place.

 

 

HOW DO WE FIX OUR SOUL?

 

Being in the Word of God will give us a good foundation for building a strong walk with the Lord.  We need to be in the Bible daily, feeding on the truth of the Scriptures.  We need to not only read the Scriptures but study the Scriptures.  How often do you pick up your Bible, read it, and then walk away not having remembered what you read or having obtained any deep truths?  We need to study our Bibles as we studied for a college exam.  We need to mull over a Scripture until the Holy Spirit breathes life into it and we understand what we have read.  We need to be able to apply the principles of the Scripture to our everyday life so that it can change us. We need to understand it in a way that we can make it life applicable to others and testify of the goodness of God’s Word.

 

By developing intimacy with the Father, He can share with us and commune with us in order to teach, instruct, and discipline us.  As we develop intimacy with the Father, we will feel loved and receive His love and know that it is the Father we want, not man’s approval or acceptance.  Developing intimacy with the Father comes through meditation, prayer, and soaking in His presence.

 

We keep our soul balanced by watching what we speak.  As people, we have a tendency to speak it and regret it.  We should be slow to speak and quick to listen.  It is best to be discerning of the words we speak, waiting to get instruction from the Lord before we speak them.  We need to get comfortable with silence.  If we could get comfortable with the fact that we can be silent for a couple of minutes while receiving discernment, then our soul would be less traumatized.  We put our own emotional imbalance and worry inside of us half of the time just by what we speak.

 

Through solitude and quiet time of meditation is how I now find the most peace and rest for my soul.  I encourage you to try to enter into a quiet place of rest with the Lord without music, outside noise, and distraction.  Solitude is when you quiet yourself down and empty your mind so that the Lord can speak to you.  The Bible talks about solitude in the following Scripture passages:

 

“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” – Ps. 33:20

 

“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” – Ps. 62:5

 

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope.” – Ps. 130:5

 

Our soul is balanced by observing a time of solitude.  David, the Psalmist, wrote, “My soul waits in silence for God.”  By having quiet time, we are allowing our soul to be still.  It is giving our mind, will, and emotions a chance to shut down, stop thinking, and just receive.  Jesus wants our soul balanced.  What are you going to do to come into alignment with His will for your life?

 

 

~ by Kathy DeGraw on October 27, 2016.

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