"The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But as for a broken spirit, ho can bear it?"--Proverbs 18:14 (AMP)
On yesterday's podcast, we talked about the broken spirit and prayed a healing prayer. If you missed it, please check it out!
Here are some highlights:
- There is always hope for the believer!
- It is God's desire that we experience "zoe" life (John 10:10). This is the absolute fullness of life. It is a life that is blessed, vigorous, and full of vitality. It's life that is superfluously abundant, more remarkable, uncommon, surpassing, and more excellent!
- It is possible to be alive, but not living. When this is the case, we are not experiencing "zoe" life as God intended. Jesus came so that we could live lives of victory and bounty--anything less does not bring God glory. We are living beneath our privilege as believers
How do we overcome a broken spirit?
- Receive the truths and promises of God's word by faith! Bypass natural logic and reasoning and allow your spirit to embrace God's word
- Pursue God with your whole heart. Meditate and pray the scriptures. Find scriptures to commit to memory. The word of God is bread for the soul. It will nourish, strengthen, and fortify (Check out our "Words of Life" page for scriptures)
- Get to the root of brokenness
- Solicit the help and counsel of your pastor or clergy person. Pastors are vital in our walk of faith. They are the ones whom God has entrusted to care for our souls. We need them! (Hebrews 13:17)
- Be willing to do the hard work; honestly looking at, confronting, and dealing with the unpleasant things that are bringing distress
- Practice self-care. Be kind and good to yourself. Exercise, eat a healthy and nutritious food. Get adequate rest.
- Surround yourself in a community of care. We are the body of Christ. We are called to love and care for one another. (Matthew 19:19/Hebrews 10:24)
- Sever negativity--including toxic thoughts, people, and environments. For healing to take place, we must avoid unhealthy environments