all souls are wounded in this world, by this world, being of this world,
all souls need the Word,
Jesus alone is able to heal a soul,
His Spirit is able to turn sorrow into joy
and one glance in His compassionate eyes
and everything else melts away
“Your sorrow will turn to joy…I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” ~Jesus in John 16:20-22
A born again joyful soul is hated, even despised by the enemy, because Joy is more contagious than disease. The Joy of the Lord is our strength, so the thief comes to take what you have in Christ. Jesus told us the thief would always come to steal, kill, and destroy, and I personally know this all too well. Jesus says in the world you will have tribulation but IN ME you may have peace; be of good cheer for I have overcome the world (John 16:33) and I come to give you life [zoe] and life abundant and full (John 10:10).
“For IN HIM the whole fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, and you come to fullness of life IN CHRIST who is the HEAD of ALL rule and authority, IN HIM also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh in the circumcision OF CHRIST; and you were buried WITH HIM in baptism, in which you were ALSO RAISED WITH HIM, through faith in the working of God…and you who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God MADE ALIVE TOGETHER WITH HIM, having forgiven all our trespasses, having canceled the bond which stood against us along with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the Cross. He DISARMED the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, TRIUMPHING over them IN CHRIST” Colossians 2:9-15
So receive Christ Jesus the Lord, so live IN HIM, rooted and built up IN HIM, established in HIS FAITH, abounding in thanksgiving; don’t fall prey (Colossians 2:6-8).
“Keep My Word and do not deny My Name…keep My Word of patient endurance and I will keep you from the hour of trial coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. I am coming soon; HOLD FAST what you have, so that no one may seize your crown” ~Risen Glorified Jesus, the Words of the Holy One, the True One, who has the Key that opens and no one can shut, who shuts and no one can open, in Revelation 3:7-11