Sometimes we need a ‘Pep Talk’ with our Soul.

Psalm 42:11 says, “Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me.

                                Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23 says,  “we are body, soul, and spirit.”
2 Timothy 1: says, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power , of love and self discipline.”
Sometimes our soul, which is our mind ,our will, our emotions, our intellect, gets ‘downcast’.   It looses its Joy.  It gets depressed over something that happened, or that we do not understand.  We just go through the motions of the day disturbed, and unhappy.
The Lord, the Word says, “Put your hope in God.”  Praise Him for His goodness, and your salvation.  Know that He is the power that is above ALL things, and the Love that is so great that it gave His only begotten Son to deliver you from evil.  Put your hope in Him knowing that Victory is yours when you trust Him, and give Him whatever is trying to drag you down or make you anxious, or cause you to worry.  Things that can come from the soul,and the flesh.
You do this by living in the Spirit.  By understanding you have a choice.  You can decide to live in the Spirit, or you can allow the Soul to be in charge of the body.  If your Spirit is in charge, it can make your soul delight in the gifts that are yours in the Spirit.   They are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.   The choice is ours each day.  Let us choose to be filled with the Spirit, and if our Soul needs a Pep Talk we know how to do it.  We have the power to just start encouraging it, and filling it with all the things of the Spirit until it gets happy, and is filled with Joy.

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