how is your soul?

by Pastor Mark Jordan

“I cried out, ‘I am slipping!’ but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (Psalm 94:18-19, NLT)

John Wesley often started his meetings and studies asking, “How is your soul?” That’s a great question, isn’t it? It helps me pause and reflect about the condition of my soul, which requires me to get honest with God and myself. Since I can be wound a little tightly, I often have to get honest that my inner world can easily be consumed with doubts and anxiety. Do you know what I mean? How about you?

If you feel today that you are slipping into doubt and anxiety, let the unfailing love of God support you and secure you in His future. If doubts are filling your mind, let God’s comfort renew your hope and give you cheer.

I want to close today with a call back to yesterday’s daily water as a reminder of God’s love and call to obedience. If you feel your faith or footing slipping today due to doubt and anxiety, remember that God is with you, He fights for you, He delights in you, He loves you, calms you, and sings over you! Let God do what only He can do — renew your hope and give you cheer.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you. That’s about all I can muster at times when I feel like I’m slipping into doubt and anxiety. I seek your hope and comfort, knowing it isn’t just for sure footing, but it’s food for my soul. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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