While writing Fridays teaching, I realized that for many people, it’s not so easy to imagine a prospering soul. A prospering mind or thought life.
Perhaps your soul has been damaged by trauma or a past event that was difficult to walk through.
I have experienced things like that myself. I have also watched those I love walk through things that were meant to destroy their faith and their thoughts toward a loving God.
When this happens, often a soul, or mind, needs to not only be renewed with the word of God, but it may also need to be restored by an awesome God.
Psalm 23:3, a verse we are all familiar with, comes to mind.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.
The word restore in this verse means to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair, to be returned, be restored, be brought back.
Brought back to what? To the condition it was BEFORE the trauma. Before the challenging season. Because the enemy attempted to destroy your faith in God. Before he attempted to destroy your belief in the word of the living God.
Now, let’s look at another scripture I came across today.
Psalm 19:7 says; The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
For me, this scripture goes even deeper than the 23rd Psalm!
This phrase, converting the soul, means; to continually, convert, deliver, fetch home again, get oneself back again, recall, recompense, recover, refresh, relieve, requite, rescue, restore, retrieve.
Have you ever gone through a time when you felt you just couldn’t pick yourself up?
Where you felt like you were no longer yourself? I know I have! This word from God takes care of all that!
God will restore your soul AND His word will continually keep you restored, if you allow it to. If you feed on His word.
God’s word is perfect! It will continually convert, deliver, bring you home again to a place of fully relying on God. It will recompense you and cause you to recover. Oh, how I love that word!
My friends, there is nothing God cannot do. He will restore every broken soul. He will restore our minds. His word will keep us walking in a place of rest in our soul, in our thoughts. Everything we have need of is covered in the blood of Jesus and the word of God. It’s up to us to partake of it.
My prayer for you today is a restored soul. May you walk in a place of continual peace and rest in your mind, your will and your emotions. In your restored soul.
Mediate on this:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1