“I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.”
Psalms 41:4 KJV
In this Psalm, we see David say a couple words that jumped out from this verse which are “heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee”. One observation we must make from this verse is that sin effects the soul part of you. You must understand that a human being has a body, soul and spirit and within his soul lies his/her mind will and emotions. I won’t get into the whole being of man, but later on in another blog I could. So let’s break what is the soul part of you and then we will understand how sin effects each of these areas in our soul.
Mind- “our mind has a conscious part and subconscious part. The conscious mind is where we do our thinking and reasoning. The subconscious mind is where we hold our deep beliefs and attitudes. This is also where our memory lies” (remember that). Proverbs 2:10 when wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, because knowledge is a matter of the mind, this proves that the mind is apart of the soul.
Will- Our will is what gives us the ability to make choices and make decisions. Job 7:15 so that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than my body. To choose is a function of the will. This passage shows the will is apart of the soul
Emotions- the emotions comprises of many things including hatred, joy, love, grief. Psalms 107:18 their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. The word abhor means hatred and hatred is an emotion that is a function of the soul which indicates that emotion is part of the soul.
So now that we have a pretty basic foundation on what the soul is, how does sin effect the soul? Mentally, whenever we have sinned, we have a tendency of remembering and rehearsing what we’ve done in the past instead of forgiving ourselves. We have a tendency of thinking about our past mistakes resulting in us feeling guilty, shameful, and having thoughts of condemnation. We begin to negatively judge ourselves saying “I’m evil, I’m disgusting, I’m stupid, I’ll never be good enough, God hates me and God doesn’t love me no more!” We harbor and nurse these thoughts in our mental realm drawing ourselves further away from His fellowship, and birth feelings of worthlessness and being spiritually dull and numb to His presence. And what the precious Holy Spirit is saying in this hour is “I have already forgotten about your sin, why do you feel obligated to remember it?” Let me deliver you right quick….if God forgot about it, so should you. Hebrews 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jesus’ blood made it available for you to be forgiven and we must dwell on His word to know that Jesus became sin so that we would be the righteousness of Christ. There was a great exchange! He took our sin, and gave us His righteousness! “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21. The Bible says to renew our minds daily! Our soul must be anchored in the word of God concerning what Jesus has accomplished on Calvary. One thing you must know is that when you are a child of God, sin doesn’t break relationship, it only breaks fellowship. And just because you’ve sinned it doesn’t mean you are not saved anymore. You are still saved, you just need to repent before God to restore fellowship once again. How sin effects the will part of a man is that whenever you fall into sin your ability to make decisions become clouded. Because you harbored these thoughts about yourself in your mind, now you choose and refuse to be in His presence, you decide to not read your word, and many times the more you sin is the more you fall deeper in sin which is your choice because you rather choose to gratify the flesh and it’s passions. So you’ll begin to start choosing sin over repentance and restoring your relationship with God. How sin effects the soul part of you is when you fall into sin, you begin to feel sad, grief, and also many people often fall into frequent patterns of depressions as a result of sin. Because we’ve nursed thoughts of condemnation and and negative judging and decided to choose to not repent or spend time with God, some of us often fall into a emotional state of depression. See how our mind will and emotions link together to throw off the whole soul? Within our emotions, we begin to feel distant from God, and have feelings like God isn’t there. We begin to cry and feel sad. Separation from God feels the worse after we’ve sinned. But don’t worry, Jesus’ blood makes you right with God. You didn’t break your salvation, you just broke fellowship. But that fellowship can be restored because Jesus made it available.
The way we obtain healing in our souls:
One thing you have to understand is that when you are pursuing healing in your souls from depression, guilt, shame, condemnation as a result of falling into sin, you must have a strong anchor in His word. His word, and your understanding of the word of what it says concerning what Jesus has done on the cross is key to your healing. I know you are still rehearsing mistakes from years ago, or you may have got an abortion which you still can’t seem to forgive yourself from, Or even had a baby out of wedlock, but Jesus can heal you from these thoughts you continually have over yourself. One thing the soul needs is to:
Be revived – psalms 119:25 my soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.
Be strengthened – psalms 119:28 my soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to your word.
Have hope in God’s word – psalms 119:81 my soul faints for your salvation, but I hope in your word
You need to be revived in the presence of God and concerning what the word of God says about God’s forgiveness and love towards you. You need to be strengthened in the presence of God and concerning what the word of God says about you. And you need to hope in God’s word of what it says about forgiveness and what Jesus has done on the cross. You need to partner up with God’s word and to know that you have been forgiven and God has forgotten about it. We just have a problem with forgiving ourselves. We tend to believe so much of what the enemy is saying to us but have a hard time believing what God’s word says. His word has a key part in our healing and remind ourselves that God doesn’t hold sin against us. If He were to hold it against us after we had ask for forgiveness and repented, what would be the point of Christ dying for us? He already forgot it! Since God forgot about your mistakes, you should too. Allow your mistakes to be a stepping stone of wisdom and learn from them to not repeat it again. One thing you need to know the Bible says is that a just man falls 7 times and gets back up. You did not fail God because you fell, you failed when you refused to get back up. Allow God’s love to permeate in the very depths and creases of your soul and allow yourself to be reminded of His word and not your past sins and mistakes.
Abba Father I know I’ve messed up…I know you have forgotten about my mess ups and mistakes but I didn’t. Father I repent for holding on to my mistakes I’ve made and I forgive myself for all the actions (you name them specifically) I’ve done. Right now I believe and accept on what Jesus did for me on Calvary and that I no longer need to hold on to what God has forgotten. Because you don’t remember it, I won’t either. I am now renewed in my fellowship with God and shame, guilt and condemnation will no longer rule my life. Thank you Jesus for this joy and peace! In Jesus name, amen.
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