The Importance of Talking To Your Soul (And What To Say)

When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that I would be spending the night at the hospital beside my 12 year old daughter’s bed. She awoke with sharp pains in her tummy, which they suspect may be appendicitis.

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As we read the Bible together, and prayed throughout the day, ushered from waiting room, to emergency department, to pediatrics ward, we were reminded of the song by Matt Redman titled, “10,000 Reasons.” My favourite line in the song, which has become a prayer almost every morning of my life over the past months, is, “Let me be singing when the evening comes, ‘Bless the Lord, O’ My soul, Worship His holy Name.

The Importance Of Talking To Your Soul (And What To Say)

Wouldn’t it be life transforming, perspective changing, and heart cleansing for you to accept every circumstance in which you find yourself, as being from the very hand of God Himself?

In Psalm 103, the psalmist literally commands his soul to ‘Bless the Lord!’ stirring up his inmost self to magnify the Lord. A little research about the situations which King David had overcome himself prior to penning this psalm reveals circumstances so dire, that it is highly unlikely that anyone reading this blog would be able to identify.

Many people who have gone through such difficult times would have turmoil whirling around in their soul. In fact, their natural inclination would probably be to curse the Lord in their souls. What a brave and bold stand King David took to command his soul to bless the very one who allowed the trying experiences into his life in the first place.

When To Talk To Your Soul

The truth is, that you and I need to command our souls to “Bless the Lord” both when times are good, as when they are trying. Tweet that

How quickly we forget to focus on and thank the One from whom all blessings come. How swift we are to turn our backs on Him, while we enjoy all His benefits, and for comfort and complacency to set in while all seems well in our world.

I’d like to challenge you today, dearest child of God, to look to God in whatever stage of life you find yourself, and to command your own soul to ‘Bless the Lord.’ How fitting it is to acknowledge His paths, accept His ways, and display your unconditional trust in Him, as He navigates each of your days according to His perfect plan for you.

There is hope in every situation!

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

Psalm 42:11

Where do you find yourself at the moment? What would you say to your soul in your current situation? (Read Psalm 103 for inspiration)

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Tehila is an Israeli, God-loving, husband-serving, child-nurturing mom of five sweet little ones whom she homeschools. She resides in beautiful New Zealand from where she blogs at Women Abiding – Encouraging women to abide in God and His Word.
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12 Responses to The Importance of Talking To Your Soul (And What To Say)

  1. Barbie says:

    AMEN! Have a blessed week!

  2. Candace says:

    I hope your daughter is feeling better. How beautiful you were able to pray together and spend time in the Bible throughout your stressful day. I always forget to open my Bible in those times, even though I know it’s the best thing for me to do. I am one that has “turmoil whirling around in their soul” in those moments. You are an inspiring example :)!

    • womenabiding says:

      Love your honesty, Candace! What a honey you are! I think that when you are in dire times, realising that spending time before the Lord and focusing on Him is really the most blessed option… Love to you xx

  3. De Yarrison says:

    I am blessed to have found your website and this post (I got here from http://squishablebaby.com/mommy-monday-blog-hop-mondayformoms-week-64/). Blessing the Lord and consciously practicing gratitude (even when I’m not ‘feelin it’) has truly sustained me through some tough times. Thank you for this awesome reminder. I’ll be praying for your daughter.
    PS: 10,000 Reasons is one of my favorite songs.

  4. Jess says:

    This is a great post! 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. Jessica says:

    Thank you for linking up at Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!! May God bless the ministry of your blog!! Very encouraging post! Hope to see you back this week!

  6. Carol says:

    I’ve been listening to that Matt Redman song lately also. Love the verse you quoted. A phrase from the second verse has been one that I’ve had on my mind recently – His heart is kind.

  7. Jann Olson says:

    I rely on the Lord and talk to him multiple times a day. I’ve found that he even helps me start the lawn mower. lol! thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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