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Soul Care / Soul Heath / Emotional IQ...the Bible has much to reveal regarding God's desire for us to be whole, not only in our physical body and spiritually, but also in our soul. Our soul is where our emotions, mind, and will reside. We've compiled a list of scripture that addresses the attention Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit give to our emotional health. He cares about our woundings. God cares about our sorrows and insecurities; He wants to touch those deep places.
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3 JOHN 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
PSALM 139:2 You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. [TPT]
PSALM 57:1 For my soul seeks refuge in You, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge until the ruinous storm passes by.
ISAIAH 26:20 Come, [my daughter or son], enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide for a little while until the indignation is over.
PSALM 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my steps!
- Psalm 37:23 The steps of a person are made firm by the Lord; He delights in His way. Though he falls, he will not be hurled down, for the Lord support him with His hand.
- Isaiah 43:16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters.
I think one of the greatest misunderstandings about believing in Jesus is that all our troubles go away. Jesus told us in this world we WOULD have trouble. The promise is that "yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for YOU are with me"...in other words, He walks WITH us. When we get stuck, He pulls us up. But God wants us to. grow into a place where we are not devastated by the troubles of this world; that our soul stands firm so that we are not consumed and overtaken. This is His promis to us if we seek Him and keep our eyes firmly focused on Him! God cares about your soul. ❤️
PSALM 139:13 You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside… [TPT]
PSALM 139:3 …You read my heart like an open book… [TPT]
PSALM 139:17-18 Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! [TPT]
PSALM 138:6 For though you are lofty and exalted, you stoop to embrace the lowly. Yet you keep your distance from those filled with pride.
Remember you are not isolated or alone. Every person has brokenness in their soul. Everyone. I say this not to diminish what you have or may be going through at the moment, but to remember that thoughts of isolation and no one understands are lies. Below are a few verses that remind us that there have been others since the beginning that have cried out from brokenness and wounded souls...
PSALM 13:2 How long will I harbor cares in my soul and sorrow in my heart by day?
Psalm 13:3 …brighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death
PSALM 16:4 Those who chase after other gods; their sorrows will be multiplied.
JOB 3:25-26 For the thing which I greatly feared has happened to me, and that which I dreaded has come to me. I am not at peace; I have no quiet, I cannot rest, and turmoil has come.
PSALM 119:28 My soul weeps because of grief;
2 Corinthians 1:8 …we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.
Isaiah 61 Prayer…
Note: the verses below from Isaiah 61 are telling us the purpose of the Messiah (Jesus/Yeshua). I wrote this prayer after a day of quiet meditation and prayer over the words in Isaiah 61. I’ve typed out a portion of the chapter and then wrote out a personalized prayer. This is Jesus’ WHY. Listen to what He came to do FOR YOU:
ISAIAH 61:1-3 [TPT] The mighty Spirit of Lord Yahweh is wrapped around me because Yahweh has anointed me, as a messenger to preach good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness”. I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion-to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bless instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness.
Adonai, I’m humbled by what You’ve offered in trade for what hurts my soul. As an act of my trust & will, I hand to You my loneliness, heaviness, brokenness of my soul, and what has bound me; I receive Your anointing, freedom, and comfort. I put on a gorgeous garment of praise, joy, and favor; finishing it with a crown of righteousness. My eyes delight in the jewels of Your love and favor which adorn me. My life is a well-watered garden so overflowing with Your goodness, love, hope, forgiveness, joy, and gratitude that it is more than I can handle and pours over into the life of my son and his generations!written by Laura Prather
He brings comfort…
ISAIAH 40:1-2 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her…”
LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
PSALM 9:9-10 The Lord will also be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know Your Name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
PSALM 119: 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your Word has revived me.
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our affliction…
2 Corinthians 1:5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort, too.
PSALM 19:7 The law (Torah/Word of God) of the Lord is perfect, healing the soul.
PSALM 19:7 [AMPC] The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person…