Every fiber of our self-sustaining nature resists it, but there is sometimes no way around an emergency of the soul. We pray and read and fret and pray and end up a mess of distress as we dial up some urgent care. And that's the call I got from a dear friend at midnight. She knows Truth better than I do - she speaks out sin and claims it canceled on a daily basis. Her spiritual journey is proof that redemption means transformation and results in a life full of fruit. But, her soul has emergencies, too.
And as I listened, I praised God for His Word.
I have nothing to give - nothing to offer for the soul in need. My mind is a mix of my own soul's issues and prone to selfish wandering. I have no advice to share when someone is desperate on the other end of the line.
So, I praise God for His Word that never returns void. I praise God for the way He fills our hearts with Truth when our hearts are empty of everything else. I praise God for the way He encourages in the emergency exchange - that shared Truth blesses both the speaker and the listener because the words are spoken by someone else entirely.
When your soul has an emergency, and it will, the Lord is ready to respond with Truth and it will bless more than just your soul.
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So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV)