Our souls need strength from the spirit!
In times of weakness our souls (mind,will, and emotions) search for strength. Well, I know mine does. It searches for a security to hold onto and be held by that can only come from the embrace of truth from God.
Its in those weak places where crying out to God can meet the depths of need from within. Journaling, worship, prayer, meditating in truth and often times quietening the soup to hear the still small voice of the spirit saying “Daughter, I am looking out for you” comes and comforts the heart.
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 14:22 NASB
Relying on Him in all things helps us to trust in God and strengthen out souls. It helps shift our mindset from things of this world to setting out thoughts and affections on things above(Colossians 3:2).
This helps us persevere in the faith and keep pressing on knowing in whom we have trust and hope to he ever with us to see us through. The anchoring of our faith in the Rock that is Jesus helps when trials come.
Yes, we may be swayed in our emotions, all in our logic, and bend our will to be of our own choices. But, with enough of the truth if the word in us we wont go too far off course and get back on track and end up being stronger than we once were.
May we keep fighting the good fight of faith with our spiritual weapons, yeilding the sword and going to war in prayer. Battle prep has a training and strengthening ground and its on between trials we should be prepping for the next battle.