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Monday, May 3, 2010

Give Your Soul a Good Talking-To

If you read Psalm 42 and 43, you will see that 3 times that David asked his soul this question:

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me?"

After each time, he told his soul to do this:

"...hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." (Psalm 42:5,11 & 43:5).

The soul is comprised of one's mind, will, and emotions. David found it nessary and helpful to talk to his own soul and to encourage himself.

Today I found myself with a soul that was "cast down" and I had to tell it:

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble"(psalm 46:1).

"...God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."(Hebrews 13:5)

"...and with his stripes we are healed..."(Isaiah 53:4).

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us..."(Ephesians 3:20).

When was the last time you gave your soul a good talking-to? What have you been saying to it?


  1. I must say the Lord is always right on time! My spirit has been very heavy this last few weeks, but after reading this I feel encouraged. Thank you Jesus for using this vessel Lord! I'll be meditating on those scriptures today.

  2. Jessica,

    Praise God! I'm and so thankful that you were blessed and left that comment. It encouraged me:)

  3. Good to know I'm not alone in having to have this talk with myself!


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