Whether I think about it or not, every day I’m feeding my soul.
I’m either feeding it truth from God’s Word so that it can grow fat and full of hope, joy, contentment and peace or I’m feeding it with the lies of this world so that it shrivels and becomes cold, disheartened, cynical and disillusioned.
I don’t always make the right choice.
Sometimes I give in to the temptation to linger long over my questions without answers, my pain without end in sight and my desire to have my old life back.
I have to choose, as an act of will, to turn away from despair and turn again to the Lover of my soul.
And when I do, He restores my soul, just as He promised.
The Psalms are full of verses that feed my soul hope and peace:
Adonai is a stronghold for the oppressed, a tower of strength in times of trouble.
~Psalm 9:10 CJB
I told You, Eternal One, “You are my Lord, for the only good I know in this world is found in You alone.”
~Psalm 16:2 VOICE
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
~Psalm 28:7 KJV
When struck by fear, I let go, depending securely upon You alone.
~Psalm 56:3 Voice
Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety.
~Psalm 62:8 CEV
Never forget your promises to me your servant, for they are my only hope. They give me strength in all my troubles; how they refresh and revive me!
~Psalm 119:50 TLB
Guess what happens when you linger with the Lord?
He restores your soul.
– Eric Mason